On Sunday I got the phone call I had been dreading for the past two weeks. At 7am my Dad called to tell me that my grandfather had passed away…

If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know the feeling – expected or not, when you get that call, when you find out that someone who was living and breathing only hours earlier will never take another breath, it leaves you speechless.

I loved my grandpa. And the one thing I’ll always remember most about him was that he never (ever) raised his voice. He was one of the most care-free and relaxed individuals you’d ever meet. It wasn’t because he didn’t care, he just knew that there was more to life than stressing over every decision and worrying about every obstacle. Did he get the most out of life? It’s impossible to say, but we could all have taken a page out of his book when it came to simply taking a deep breath and relaxing a little more often.

Today’s message (in the video above) is simple. It’s about living a life of meaning, living life on purpose on purpose. If you’re the type that always shouts out “TGIF!” or dreads Monday’s, if you find yourself stumbling down a dead end road with a bad job or bad relationship – I urging you to take a step back, even if for just a moment, and reflect on where you are and where you want to be.

And if you’re not where you want to be, start thinking about how to get there. Today.

If you are happy and content – great – enjoy it, relish in it, take it all in and hold onto those things that fulfill you most.

Grandpa, this one’s for you. You and Grandma may have given the absolute worst Christmas gifts (Hint: 20 year old boy’s don’t play with stuffed animals) – and you may have traumatized me just a little by letting me watch Night of the Living Dead when I was 7, but more than anything, you loved me and everyone else around you. Think of today as a promotion, it’s your first day at a new job, a much better job than the one you had here, one with a corner office and a hot babe down the hall on the left.

You will always be loved and you will never be forgotten.

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About Matt Cheuvront

I empower folks to do the work they want to do and live the life they want to live. I also watch entirely too much Saved by the Bell, run marathons, and drink plenty of craft beer. Check out the work my company is doing at Proof Branding.