Yesterday as I was at work preparing for my day, something compelled me to look at my Instagram. The first story was about David A Arnold.
I grabbed my earphones so I could listen to Dondre' T. Whitfield. See, David was like a brother to him. David passed away from natural causes. My heart sank, and I immediately thought about his wife, Julie, and two daughters, Anna Grace and Ashlyn. David shares his family with the world. I also thought of his Mom.
For those of you who did not know who David A Arnold was, he was a Husband, Father, Son, and Brother to his closest friends. He was executive producer of the show "That Girl Lay Lay" and wrote for "Meet the Browns", and "Fuller House" to name a few. He recently released his Netflix Special, " It Ain't for the Weak!". If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it. He was a phenomenal comedian.
He had a different way of viewing life and some of its everyday experiences.
His punchline: "Go get yourselves one of these things, they called (here he would insert the topic he was speaking. For example; family, wife, etc.) it ain't for the weak.
He was genuine; you could relate to his stories and experiences.
My heart is heavy for his family and; all near and dear to David.
I know their loss runs deep; the pain is unbearable.
I just spoke about grief on September 1, my brother's birthday.
Grief is real.
As Dondre' said, take time to enjoy what matters in life and stop chasing what does not matter.
It matters to me that I remembered David A. Arnold, who was 54.