It's odd how a day can seem so normal and so we go about our world often taking things for granted. We are clueless of any tragedy about to happen or that has already occurred. Then when we do find out...we are shocked and powerless to effect any change...to make the clock go back in time...to make things right again.
We all know this and we all forget at times...but we should make the most of each day. Sometimes we have the mentality of putting things off until after a certain event comes. I know I do that. We put our focus on the thing we are waiting for but let all the days and nights in between just blend into the other without seizing the day we have before us. Every day should be filled with purpose and open to new possibilities and moving forward. Not just biding our time until certain dates on the calendar arrive.
And purpose could be anything. We can purpose to work hard or even to just relax for the day. Time goes by before we know it. Time is a gift to be used wisely.
For most of my adult life I have gone out of my way to let the people I care about know that I love and care about them. Our sons have grown up hearing me tell them I love them every day. I have always believed never say good bye with an argument or bad feelings. Now that isn't always possible because life is life with it's ups and downs, but I can honestly say that the people in my life that I care about...know how I feel.
I think it is wonderful to have special things to look forward to, but I also think it's important to appreciate all the smaller moments in between and that perhaps more than anything... it is those multiplied small moments that are the quintessence of our human existence.