Time can very easily be taken for granted. Oftentimes, a tragedy occurs before we realize that time is truly limited. When my brother died, I remember thinking, “If only I could have just one more minute to…”. We never think the last time will be the last time because we forget that everyone’s time will come.
The last day I spent with my brother was the first time I met his twins, beautiful babies, and he was full of so much joy. He was so happy that when he introduced me to his two new babies, he lit up like a Xmas tree. We spent a few hours together, had a few drinks and watched “The Bad Boys of Comedy”. It was a great day.
Life keeps us busy with our responsibilities and at times no matter how short the distance it can be weeks before you see each other. I never once thought that would be the last time I would speak to my brother. The next time I saw him he was in a hospital and within a few days, he was gone. Just like that, from one second to the next, my brother was gone. Time waits for no one.
I appreciate the time I get to spend with family and friends whether its watching a movie, playing spades or dominoes, or just sitting around goofing off. Of course, I did not learn this without tragedy, so please don’t wait until its too late to spend as much time as you can with your loved ones.
Time is something we can never have back once it is spent. So as the seconds turn to minutes, and those minutes to hours, and those hours to days, don’t forget to make the most of your, Time.