Recently we've had some people leave us : People have passed away (some seemed way too young), people have moved away, and people have left our employer and moved on.
One of these people passed away (at a relatively young age) just recently. At one point, she had posted on Facebook a story about a child in her family asking why we treat people so well after they're gone. He asked why we don't treat them well while they're with us.
This is a good question and something to think about. I'm trying to remember to treat people well while they are still with us. I'm learning to spend time with people now. I'm learning to encourage and compliment people now - while they are with us.
The Bible says: "If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all." (Romans 12:18)
And "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." (Philippians 2:3).
What are your thoughts on this subject?