As I get older, so does my family. I have had a couple of funerals for family members this year, and I know that there will be more in the future. One of them was something I have been preparing for for a couple of years, the other was much more unexpected. So far, this year has really taught me to not take things for granted and that time is just a number on the wall.
This past weekend, Shaun and I had the privilege to go visit his family up in Ashland. We spent the whole time hanging out with his family and friends and I loved it. Sunday morning, we planned on leaving early in the morning so we had time to visit his grandpa on the way back. We ended up leaving hours after we planned, but it didn’t matter to me. It was so nice to be able to hang out with them and enjoy their company. It isn’t something we get to do all the time, and I just wanted to absorb as much of it as I could.
Shaun and I also try to see his grandpa as much as we can as well. He is getting up there in age and we know our time is limited. We think it is best to be able to make his day whenever we can, and then we won’t look back worrying if we saw him enough. With other family members passing, there are times we look back on and wish we would have see them more than we have. But there is nothing we can do now and it doesn’t help to get upset about it. So instead, we are learning from our mistakes and not taking the time we have on this planet for granted.
Obviously, we aren’t going to quit our job to go do whatever. We are still living our normal lives, but we are making sure we surround ourselves with the people we love and enjoy. We are making sure we see or talk to our friends that don’t live nearby, and we are making sure we try to experience new things when we go to new places. There are little things you can change in your life to make sure you don’t take it for granted. We are only blessed with one life, and we might as well enjoy it and bring joy to the ones in it.
So, if there is someone you have been thinking about, go and call or text them. It won’t hurt in any way, shape or form, the best result is that you can make their day and yours! You never know when your time or anyone else’s time may end, so live your best life and be happy while doing it. If your friends and family are good to you, make sure to see them and connect with them whenever possible.
From Your Life Tutor