Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 22: Like there’s no tomorrow

This is for Day 22 of a challenge 30 Days of Writing started by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today’s prompt was: Like there’s no tomorrow

I would have to say that I hope I live each day like there is no tomorrow. These days I make a conscious effort to appreciate more and worry less. Unfortunately there is no way to know when your time here on Earth is up- you could be killed at any moment in a car accident etc.

Morbid thoughts aside- I try and make sure that my loved ones know they are loved.  

My son once told me that one of his friends commented that he thought it was nice that whenever they leave to go somewhere that I usually tell my kids & hubby that I love them. He said he cannot remember his parents ever saying that they love him. 

I found that very sad. 

While this young man says he knows that his parents love him- they never ever say it to him. This family also sounds somewhat dysfunctional to me in other ways, but I digress.

I know my children and hubby know they are loved but I believe it is important to actually say the words. I would hate to think that one day something might happen to one of us- but if it did at least my last words to them would be that they are LOVED. 

Make every day count- like there's no tomorrow!


  1. We will put those morbid thoughts aside and focus on the most important things in life...Love!

  2. I think that showing that we love someone is just as important. I have know people who find it easy to say, but never actually show it.

  3. Amen. I tell my kids every single day that I love them. Even the 18 yo says it back....very wise words.

  4. I definitely don't think those words are said as much as they probably should be, but some families show it a different way. In our family, it's not always said, but it's shown more often.

  5. We tell our kids that everyday and every night. They even text it to us sometimes.

  6. Wise words. Life can be short. People do need to hear the words as well as be shown

  7. We have always done that too. My family never did because, as my Mom said "Your father and I weren't raised that way." I would look at her and say "So? You can change it y'know." They never did, but I sure did. We say it all the time and mean it. It can be in passing, while cooking dinner or when one of us leaves the room or the house. It is the most important thing you can say to your family, especially your children.