A message from Ed on TV

While doing my cardio yesterday morning at the gym, I was watching the news when the dreaded commercials came on (I work in marketing, yet I hate commercials). Closed captioning was on, so I could read whatever was said during the news or commercials. An ad about investing or retirement came on. I can’t remember the message word for word, but it was basically along the lines of “Don’t you want to lead a happy, fulfilled life?” Yet, at the end of it, this is how it appeared at the bottom of the TV screen:

“Don’t you want to lead a happy fulfilled life? -Ed”

I realize that there are generally mistakes in spelling and wording with closed captioning and transcribing in general, but where in the world did that end part “-Ed” come from…? It’s as though it was a hidden (and pretty explicit) message from my brother up in heaven, telling me that I need to lead a fulfilled life. I need to do things that make me happy and not engage in things that will weigh me down or stress me out. I’m currently trying to re-evaluate everything in my life right now to see what needs to stay, go away, and be added. This is going to be a long, slow process, but I’m hoping that I can take my brother’s advice and lead the fulfilled, purpose-driven life he always wanted me to lead (and apparently still reminds me to lead… even though he isn’t here anymore).

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