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Tomorrow is not promised to anyone ...

A few years ago, I came across the following thought-provoking article.

If I knew it would be the last time, I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I saw you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more.

 If I knew it would be the last time, I’d hear your voice I would record each word so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two and say “I love you” instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time, I would be there to share your day, well I am sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight and we always get a second chance to make everything right.

There will always be another day to say, “I love you” and certainly there is another chance to say, “Anything I can do?” But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get; I would like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and tomorrow may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight, so if you are waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you will surely regret the day that you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug or a kiss, and you were too busy to grant someone what turned out to be their one last wish.

So, hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear. Take time to say, “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me”, “thank you”, or “its ok” And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.

This reminds me of the words of Jesus to a man who thought he had all the time in the world to take things easy and enjoy himself. “You fool, this very night your life will be demanded from you.” (Told as a parable to someone who was more concerned with material things. Luke 12:13-21)

Both the article and the parable are a real challenge to us regarding our attitudes and concerns and what we consider to be important in life.

Do we count our blessings, are we thankful?  

With every blessing,