My day today started with 50 of my coworkers sitting silently in a room waiting for news about a colleague that we knew was not going to be good. She had struggled with cancer for years and we knew things were getting worse. It’s interesting the things that go through your mind at times like these. This woman was an incredibly strong individual. She fought like hell to keep going and live through a terrible ordeal. After all, she had two school aged children depending on her. She touched the lives of every one of the people in that room this morning. Her life was extremely short, but if the true measure of a life well lived is shown by the people who love you…then this woman lived a very successful life.