If you really believed that your life was a gift, would you live differently? Would you be more compassionate? Would you be more patient? Would you share your love more often? Would you take the time to laugh and enjoy life? Would you no longer hold grudges? Would you grow in your ability to forgive?
Because we were here yesterday, we go through life as if we are certain that we will be here tomorrow. We feel certain that we will see our loved ones tomorrow. The reality is that we really don’t know when our last day will be. We don’t know when our loved one will take their last breath.
A good friend of our family lost their daughter in a tragic accident recently. This family loved deeply, they laughed often, they gave of their time selflessly to build up others in the community. I pray that everyone who hears about this beautiful family learns a profound lesson about how to live life. See your life for the gift that it truly is. Forgive, help others, laugh often, take the time to look your loved ones in the eye and let them know that you love them deeply. Tell them now and tell them often. Live your life as if it were a beautiful gift. It is.