I went to a funeral last Thursday for a very special man. I haven’t been to a funeral in years let alone a church. Funerals are sad, but can also be inspiring. As I looked around the church, I saw so many people that I haven’t seen in years. These people were once a part of my life, and some of them still are. Good memories of years gone past flooded my thoughts and I felt happy, not sad. ‘Henry’ brought good people together. This does not surprise me, and I don’t know why this came to me as a revelation but it did. I respected this man, not because he was a successful businessman but because he had a good value system. He earned the respect of others by instilling his values in his work and believing in himself and others. Many of his values live on in the staff, the team he built that made his business one of the best places to work in Vancouver. In that moment of revelation, I did not fear death. I felt inspired to continue to work on myself and be the best that I can be. I felt happy and lucky to have made such wonderful friends and acquaintances over the years, and most importantly to have known Henry.