We need to get comfortable with the idea of death. I do not mean to glorify death, or think death is cool. No. What I mean is that we need to get our heads around the fact that we die. We die. Those we love die. Those we do not love die. We need to know that things are never the same anyway twice. We might celebrate a particular holiday every year, but every year it looks different because we are all different from the year before. Nothing in our life is static. We are in a constant state of flux, so when I say we must get comfortable with death, I mean we must get comfortable with life. Few of us enjoy the fact that things change all the time. Most of us seek stability in any way we can. Of course we do because living in complete chaos is no fun. We need to form a lens through which we can view the ever changing nature of life, and still feel comfortable enough to move forward through our lives. Accepting the ever changing nature of life can lead us to a deeper understanding. We can then see that every day gives us the opportunities to change because each day we are slightly different people. With each new experience – difficult or delightful - we can then add more depth to our lives and become more and more a treasure for those around us. If nothing is ever the same that means we have endless opportunities of change and beauty. Of course the opposite is quite possible. We can run into more and more unpleasant and difficult experiences in our lives. Perspective makes all the difference in how we view our lives. Let us become more comfortable with our lives. Let us take a step back and begin to understand how life works. We need to get comfortable with the ever changing nature of life so that we can begin to take seriously the fact that we will die. When that day comes we do indeed want things in order for our loved ones. Make and share that plan today.