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.