Loved Well

Today is Memorial Day.

This morning’s meditation was filled with memories of my friends, teammates, and neighbors who have died. I tried to pull up a memory of each. The problem is my list is growing exponentially — a result of getting older.

What do I try and remember about each — a time of laughter, a smile, a good story, etc. I admit my memory is selective, but it’s my meditation. I avoid on this day memories that are not pleasant.

One thing I can say about most of my physically absent friends is that they “loved well.” In fact, if one tries hard, we can pull out of the memory banks for most people we know, living or dead, a time when that person “loved well.” We are at our best when we love one another or God’s creation.

I can think of nothing that will please me more than for people one day to say about me, “He loved well.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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