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My dad was 50 years old when he passed away. I was expecting my second child when I found out that he was ill. My mom kept prompting me to come by but being so busy with life, I kept putting it off. What's worse is that they lived about 10 minutes from me, but I just didn't seem to have the "time". When I finally saw him, he was a shell. He had lost about 100 pounds, wasn't eating much, and no longer able to work... he was just there. Soon after, I quit my job and went to see him daily. I did whatever I could to help, including cook, clean, and sometimes just kept him company. Once I realized that my time was limited with him, I wanted to spend all that I could with him. Not even three months later he had passed away.
Why am I sharing this with you? Because as I am getting older, my priorities are shifting and my experience with him is a primary motivation. Those last three months of his life taught me the following life empowered activities:
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