I realized today that I have been taking for granted that my mom will always be in my life. She has always been there for everyone in my family, so today when she was the one laying in the hospital bed (after having a minor day surgery) it was like I had been slapped in the face and told to 'wake up'!
She looked so helpless after having come out of the recovery room that I felt a sense of panic with the thought that one day she will no longer 'physically' be in this same world with me. This is not the first time I have had these types of thoughts, but as I get older they have become more prevalent.
Regardless of who we are we all only get one shot at life. It was made clear to me today that it is important to make each and every moment count! This thought was hammered home in my brain as I wheeled my mom out to the waiting vehicle and noticed a young boy who looked very sick sitting in his own wheelchair. This saddened me, but at the same time made me understand more clearly that I have a lot in my life to be grateful for.
I suggest that everyone take a moment to reflect on their lives and think about what they may be taking for granted.
Thought of the day: Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Quote of the day: Never forget where you've been. Never lose sight of where you're going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you. Ritu Ghatourey