3 Things I Learned from Jon Cring … October 8, 2020

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Today’s “3 Things” is provided by Steve Kimbrell.

On the left in the picture above, Steve (in the red plaid shirt) is seen with Jonathan and friends in Santa Clara, California, circa 1988. On the right Steve celebrates Christmas much more recently.

Jon Cring, as I always called him, was my friend for forty years.

As friends often do, we had our ups and downs. We fought sometimes, but we made up. We agreed and disagreed.

There were times I left him, but we always found our way back to each other.

Most of the time I was there for him and he for me. He was  just a phone call  away.

He taught me numerous things.  Below are three of them:

1.  Grieving.

When I recently lost my sister and my aunt he taught me that there is no time limit on grieving. And when you can, obtain normalcy as soon as possible because that will give you strength.

2. Treat people the way you want them to treat you

3. No one is better than anyone else

As I applied these lessons to my life,  it has made living simpler and easier.

And for that I am very grateful.

 

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