I remember when I was much younger my mum loving Whitney.  Mum used to always comment on the obvious….she’s so beautiful, she has such a voice, she has such a wonderful life, she’s so fortunate.  It’s true, she had it all.  It seems so commonplace these days to see such incredible talent, such fortune being wasted.  Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley, the kid down the street, the person in the mirror.

Life is precious.  You won’t realize just how precious our opportunity in this life is, until you’ve seen it cut short in others. Wasted in others close to you.  If you find yourself thinking what an unnecessary loss it is that Whitney Houston is gone, it may be a good time to correct a trajectory and create a better forecast for yourself.

We all possess gifts.  Magical, desired gifts that may not be a great singing voice, beautiful looks or height that allows us to dunk a basketball, but we’re all blessed.  I can assure you that someone, somewhere is sitting around wishing they had a life as good as yours.  No matter how bad you think you have it, it could always be worse.  If you don’t feel as though you are using your gifts and maximizing your short time on earth, it’s time to make a change.   It’s time to forget what others think,  stop making excuses, stop doing anything less than the best that you really can so that you can live the life that you dreamt of when you were a dreamy child.

Today is a wonderful day to learn from the mistakes of others and to make your life better thanks to them.  Whitney Houston is gone far too soon, but if you make one change for the better in her memory, her early passing will have created something wonderful.