Our time here on earth is limited, and we don’t know what tomorrow will bring for ourselves or our loved ones. Knowing this, it’s important to make the most out of every day, every opportunity given, and every moment because we don’t know if that would be our last.
Personally going through grieving the loss of a loved one right now has provided me a time to reflect on how much that person meant to me and of the love and many memories shared. It has been a time to think about what really matters and is important in life. I have come to realize that it is the people in my life that are what is important and not the mundane trappings of life that I can allow myself to get so easily entangled in and steal my attention and time.
My family and friends are huge part of my life and it isn’t until you lose them that you are faced with how important they are to you. If I would have known that would be the last time that I would hug him, I would have held on a little longer and squeezed a little tighter. I would have taken the time to tell him that I loved him so much.
So please take the time today to put aside the things we often let steal our time and attention, and take the time to let your loved ones know how much you care for them and what they mean to you because as we know tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us. Also take the time to give your loved ones a hug and this time hold on a little longer and squeeze a little tighter to let them know that they are loved.
During this time, I am thankful for the confidence that we have in knowing Christ that there are no “goodbyes” and only “see you laters.” So see you later Good Neighbor!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16