Love people well. Love without reserve or bias or hesitation. Love when it hurts, when it heals, when it makes more sense to walk away. Love consistently and whole heartedly. Love despite fear and discomfort. Love from the mountaintops, the valleys, and the walking in between. Love with joy. Love with gratitude. Love with passion and compassion. Love by being present. It is impossible to foresee when the time to love people dearest to us will pass. If I have learned anything in this year of loss upon loss, it is to love people well. In these past three weeks, there have been three more deaths in my life, and I am beyond thankful to those of you who have learned this lesson too and are loving me well right now. Life is better when you love and are loved. hug someone tightly & don't let go.