Life changes so rapidly and often things I have taken for granted and thought would always be there, I now find vanishing like chilly mist before the rising sun. It is often after the fact that I realize just how important these things or people were, and how much I did not realize their importance while they were mine. I thought they would always be there…but life changes and moves on, stopping for no person; marching on relentlessly like a soldier into battle.
I need to remember that all things in this life are temporary and learn to enjoy them while they are mine, but also to remember that they will not be here forever. Likewise, the bad times are temporary as well and I will not be forced to endure them for eternity. A friend of mine once said something to the effect of: “If you suddenly find yourself going through Hades, keep going through it or you'll always be there.”
The bottom line is that the present is called the present for a reason…because every day we open it anew and we never quite know what it will be. Let's choose to enjoy it while it is ours.