Death is never easy to talk about.  Even when you know it’s approaching, it’s not easy.  The word alone brings sadness to my heart.  I know it’s just a part of life, and that with time, all wounds can be healed.  However, it’s not something I can just accept, especially when it happens before it’s “supposed to.”

Last week, I found out that a former coworker of mine had passed away.  When I saw the email about his death come across my inbox, shock took over my body.  I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  My coworker was 29 years old.  He was one of the most fun loving and laid back people I had ever worked with.  I always looked forward to being staffed on the same clients as him or even being in the office at the same time.  He made people laugh.  He was a good person.

From reading the obituary, I couldn’t tell how he had passed.  I did a quick Google search to see if something…anything popped up.  Then another coworker texted me and told me he committed suicide. 

I don’t want to get into the details that I have personally heard, but I do want to say this…

Be kind to people because you really never know what they’re going through.  Everything may seem wonderful on the outside, but only they know what’s happening on the inside.  Always try to be the kind of friend that you want others to be for you.  You never know when one conversation, or even one smile can impact someone’s entire outlook on life.


Like I said before, death has always been hard for me to talk about, as I’m sure is the case for most people, so thank you for reading.

And please keep my coworker’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. 

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Gone Before His Time”
  1. Hey…I’m really sorry to hear that.

    I had a friend from university that committed suicide a week before his best friend’s wedding. We were all in shock, and he was only 23, so I can totally understand what you are going through.

    I love the advice and it’s so true. Be kind.


  2. Sorry for your loss, P. Regardless how close you are to someone, it’s never easy to hear about a loss. It’s funny how a small action like a conversation has the power to influence whether or not someone chooses to take their life away.

  3. Hi Parita..
    A really sad post today, but it does put things into perspective. Yes, life is not always easy, and it is important to be kind to the people around you and everyone in general. I’m glad you took the time to address the issue. So sorry for your loss.

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