It can happen, though, just as it does with all other living things, that people become ill or they get hurt. Mostly, of course, they get better again but there are times when they are so badly hurt or they are so ill that they die because they can no longer stay alive.  It may be sad, but that is how it is for people.  It is the way they live and it is their lifetime.

So, no matter how long they are or how short, lifetimes are really all the same. They have beginnings, and endings, and there is living in between.*



*From LifeTimes by Bryan Mellonie. Copyright 1983 by Bryan Mellonie.

Used by permission of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.