Every day, and every moment is a gift.
Yet, for so many of us, we look back and realize we’ve lost something.
We didn’t lose time, per se, but we lost opportunities, moments, and chances to connect, to enjoy, to appreciate, or to spend time with the people we love.
Those who have lost a loved one can really appreciate this reality.
Parents, because of work load, business, or just plain workaholism, lose precious moments with their children. Husbands and wives lose that precious thing called date night. They didn’t intend to, but they missed one week, then another, and then another. And before they know it, there is no more date night, and their marriage becomes stale and boring. Children lose precious moments with their ageing parents for the same reason parents lost it with them. You know, “the cats in the cradle…”
We also lose opportunities to make and impact and be a difference maker in the lives of those around us.
You see someone you can help, think to yourself, “I should do this” , or I should say this…” And the moment passes. Opportunity gone.
But the good news is everyday we have new opportunities. Another chance. And today is that day.
Cherish today and treat it like it’s a gift, because it is.
Don’t let opportunities pass today. Look for them, listen for them, see them when they present themselves:
If you have a chance to bless someone, do so.
If you feel the urge to say something, say it.
If you know you can help someone, help them.
If you pass by someone who needs you, stop, and fill that need.
And above all, tell the people you love that you love them.