When you recall the love you have for those who have gone before you – those who have come Home to Me – be sure that you thank them for their journey of love. They, too, are important in your life, even though you are not right there with them. No life is ever wasted. Do not look at illness as an affliction from your Creator. Instead, know that it is My Will that you be well. You assume that I cause destruction, but, truly, it is the evil one who destroys and kills. Be grateful for every good. Learn from every situation, every person. Learn more about yourself, and talk less about yourself. Grow every day in loving ways. Put your pride aside, and allow Me to teach you. Allow Me to Be your All.