You don’t know when’s the last day
There will be a last day, and we just don’t know when it will happen. It can happen in 5 years or in 8 months, we just can’t know. Think about the time you spend with your family as already fleeting, gone.
We can appreciate the time we spend with the people we love more, when we realize that the time is limited. About 90% of the time you will spend with your parents is already gone once you’re done with school. Extended family is often visited only twice a year, if you’re generous with your attention.
We have to take stock of what’s important, so that when the time is over and we don’t another chance to see our family members again—we at least have good memories to hold onto.
“When you look at that reality, you realize that despite not being at the end of your life, you may very well be nearing the end of your time with some of the most important people in your life.” — Tim Urban
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