The Last Word

While I was home on a visit a few months ago I asked my mom if there was anything she wanted me to say on her behalf to wrap up the eulogy portion of her funeral celebration and today, in front of eight or nine hundred people at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Muskegon, Michigan, I shared the words that we came up with.

Enjoy the hell out of your life. Enjoy every single moment. Go do things, preferably outside. Put your toes in the sand and your feet on the grass. Feel the rain beat down on your face. And if you can help it, don't ever miss a sunset. Hug your loved ones, every chance you get. And take risks, big fucking risks. And for god's sake laugh. And dance. And try to worry a little bit less. And lastly, and most importantly, live simple and love like crazy.