“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.” –Audrey Hepburn
How many times have we heard a survivor of a serious accident or disease say, “I have a new outlook on life.”
My 83-year-old aunt, who is debilitated from Stage IV colorectal cancer, said something else we also hear often from sick people: “I should have appreciated what I had more.”
We hear what these people say but we don’t really listen. We go back to our lives filled with routines and responsibilities and we lose sight of what’s important.
We take entirely too much for granted, things like a loving family, good friends, a roof over our head, food in our mouth, the air we take into our lungs. You get the point.
Life is filled with mishaps, missteps, miscommunications and miseries big and little. But if I’ve learned one thing on my way to being FOF, it’s not to let the bad times get you down. After all, everything’s relative.