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May 11

   Has a close friend or relative died recently? If my life have been touched by such an occurrence, it may have brought me face to face with how fragile my own existence is. I try harder to find meaning in my own life, and remember special moments the deceased may have shared with me and the good memories they brought to my life.
   In our relationship, I often behave as if the future was guaranteed. Yet how many regrets would I have if my SO died unexpectedly tomorrow? Would I wish I had more arguments, more moments of silent distance, more hidden resentments over expectations not met? Not likely.
   Probably, if I were given a second chance to spend a last day with my partner, I'd take the time to tell them how much they meant to me. I'd go over all our happy times together, hug them, caress them, and treat them with kindness. I'd also find that doing so enriched my own life immeasurably.
   What is stopping me from doing exactly those things today? All I'm ever guaranteed is the moment I'm living now; it's up to me whether I want to make this moment one I'll cherish forever.

Just for Today
   Do I make my choices as if I have all the time in the world?
   Today I'll take the treasure of each moment with my SO and use it to create the best memories I can. I have no control over how much time we have together on this earth, but I do have control over the quality of that time.

We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we yearn for another that will be eternal. - Anatole France


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