I am grateful to be reminded about the meaning of life.
Today we received the unfortunate news that our beloved colleague lost his battle with cancer. He was a soul that left too soon. He had a warm spirit that shone through his baby face. He was kindhearted and had the most pleasant demeanor. He was friends to many and was the best teammate. The shock and grief was overflowing. We all felt like time had stopped.
As I got back to open my computer, just then I get an email from another colleague announcing the new birth of his daughter. He shared pictures of the happy family, with the two older siblings hovering over their new baby sister. In that moment, my sorrow transformed into happiness.
Just like that, one life departed this earth and another made it's way in. I was reminded of the meaning of life. Sorrow comes with happiness, in a pair.