Hey ThreeStars....yeah working in a hospital has a way of putting things into perspective in a hurry. Many years ago on my first day on the job I encountered a gent about 40 years of age who was having trouble finding the ER. I escorted him there and witnessed him hit the floor dead! Two seconds earlier, we were discussing the weather! After that, I certainly began to look at life (and death, I suppose) in a different light. I have also learned not to take thngs too serious as life truly is "too short".
brodeurrocks you have a very unique view of life, and death, something we could possibly all benefit from at times. We have a lot to be greatful for, we have so much and yet we focus on the petty details that are wrong with our lives.
So when things get tough - don't sweat the petty things (or pet sweaty things) - just think of the things we should be grateful for and appreciate them!