These past few weeks have shown me something: we don’t have as much time as we think we do.
From my dad getting sick to hearing about a former classmate getting gunned down and a bunch of other things reinforced what my mom has always said: “You don’t have tomorrow put down.”
Meaning, you may put off something or think that you’re young and healthy and will live forever. But that’s so not true. When I was younger, I wouldn’t understand when my parents would end sentences with “if life be spared” or “God willing.”
Now, I say them all the time.
At the end of our lives, I believe that we’ll all wish that we had more time to spend with our loved ones or to do what we always wanted to do like travel the world, become a mean cook, write that great novel or learn an instrument.
Whatever it is that you want to do, do it. Tell that person how you feel. Hang out with your parents and grandparents – they are getting older. Spend time with your kids, they love being around you. Smile at that curmudgeonly neighbor – that smile may be the only one he or she gets today.
Don’t wait – don’t think that you have next year or the next minute put down. We don’t. Yes, plan for the future, but enjoy the present.
Just a quick rambling note 🙂 Praying for all my friends and family members who are going through it right now.