November 16, 2008 10:24am
In Loving Memory of a Great Man - Buck Adams
Source: Letters to the Editor
by: Cleopatra of the Nile
Yesterday I attended a funeral ceremony for a dear friend who passed away from a stroke on Oct 28th 2008. His birthday is Nov 15th. He died before his 53rd birthday.
This man was a legend. His name was Buck Adams. A fantastic boxer, fighter, actor, film maker... this man did it all. He also shared the best of his heart and soul with everyone. He was very real and loved living life with a passion. I learned a lot from this fabulous man. Even though I didn't know him for a long time, he touched my life very deeply and I thank him for that.
His laughter and his joy brought that very thing to my life, laughter and joy, and I wish all of you can take a step back and look at your lives and remember the friends in your life that bring something special to you because if nothing else, what was made abundantly clear to me during the funeral, was that life is fleeting every minute. You only live once and you do not get to decide when your time is due.
Savor every moment you have and live it to the fullest. You don’t get it back, you cannot repeat it and remember that if what is in your life isn’t bringing you happiness, you are wasting your precious time.
At the end of it all... you really only want to remember those you loved, those who loved you and all the great things you got to do here on this earth.
I took yesterday as a day to reflect and started to eliminate everything that wasn't bringing me happiness because at the end of my day when I lay my head down to rest, I want this day to mean Everything to me, just in case I do not get another.
I won't dwell on negativity, I won't allow bad things to enter my life. The people who don't really love me or have my best interests in mind - need to leave my life so that the universe can bring those that have truth and love in their hearts into my world. Surround me with all that is good and beautiful.
I do not want to leave this earth with a book full of regret, sadness, pain, anguish or any of those feelings that have stolen valuable moments from my precious time on this earth.
That is what I learned from Buck... you are a gem sweetheart! Even though you may not be able to read this now, I know you can hear this in my thoughts and maybe perhaps there will be people who will read this and change their lives to live it from the depths of their souls and grasp the fruit of life and make it mean EVERYTHING... just as he did.
I love you Buck... You made a difference to me.
Nov 15th 1955 to Oct 28th 2008
R.I.P. Buck Adams