You can take the money. You can have the property and all of the “stuff” in my house. Just give me one more day with my wife, my children, a close friend. Let me have a day to spend with them, to look into their eyes, to memorize their face, to hear their voice.
Let me realize that day is today.
When I hear about the loss of the firefighters in Arizona, the loss of a daughter in a drive-by shooting, or the many losses that occur each day, I wonder if the loved ones would trade all of their material things away for just one more day with that special person. I believe I know the answer to that question. What would we say to the people in our lives, those people who make our lives worthwhile, if we knew today was it?
Keeping life in perspective is very difficult at times. We get caught up in problems and the things that annoy us. We forget how precious a little thing like one day might be.
Take the gift of a day and spend it wisely – today.