Tomorrow Is Not Promised.

Life is such a fragile precious gift. It’s something we take for granted every day. It’s so easy to assume that tomorrow is our right and not a privilege.  But the reality is that it’s a gift and it can be taken in a flash. It should be cherished, not just in the moments that bring us happiness but the ones which also break us. Because all of them are a gift. All are better than the alternative.

A few days ago my father who is a slim “healthy” 56, had a sudden heart attack. He’s been a vegetarian since he was 19 years old, and a vegan for many years. He’s never smoked and doesn’t drink. He works in a physically active job outside and has always been the picture of heath. We are fortunate that he was given good medical care quickly, stints placed in his heart and looks to be making a full recovery. But it goes to show that you can do all the right things, and still have life come kick you in the ass out of the blue. Every day is a blessing. Don’t take tomorrow for granted.


  • Anonymous
    April 26, 2012 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Sarah,

    I found your blog a few days ago, and I have been reading most of your daily entries, and I must say, I love how you are so passionate about life and so grateful for it. I hope more people can read your blog and reflect on how they can be more grateful to be waking up each morning to have the opportunity to do something great! Also, I hope your father continues his recovery so he can continue living a long healthy life. 🙂

    • April 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much… it’s so true, with all that can go wrong and all that we have the potential to lose everyday, being grateful for the small things is so key to our happiness

  • April 28, 2012 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this awesome quote, It is always nice to have such a nice blogger with us. I am also a writer and a thinker from India. Keep posting like this it reallt inspired me a lot.
    Atishay Jain

  • August 18, 2012 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sarah. I’m really glad your father is getting well, hoping he lives a very long and healthy life!

  • Anonymous
    February 13, 2013 - 7:07 am | Permalink

    hey my girlfriend is oblivious to things like this and “Dosent want to talk about things like that.”can someone maybe side with me on this

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