Here in the Bay Area, we suffered a tragedy when gas lines exploded Thursday evening and a huge fire engulfed a neighborhood in San Bruno, CA (not far from San Francisco and SF International Airport). There are some 38 houses destroyed and numerous other houses damaged.
Fortunately, the death toll is relatively low as the count is at four. The four people killed were all women and ranged in age from 13 years old, 20 years old, 44 years old and 81 years old. The 13 year old was the daughter of the 44 year old.
However, despite the low death toll, any loss of life weighs on everyone's mind in such tragedies. As I think about my own life, I haven't had the easiest life. I've gone through my turmoils at home, in school and at work. Yet, I'm still alive. I have a job and I get to enjoy life, whether it be hanging out with friends or playing basketball.
I hope that this tragedy reminds EVERYONE that life is short and we need to enjoy every moment that we can. Either you or your loved ones may not be here tomorrow and you don't want to have any regrets for things not said or done.
My prayers and best wishes to everyone affected by the fire.