Friday, April 9, 2010

Today: you'll never get it back tomorrow

Last night, we got news that a family member has cancer. Today, he will get some more tests done and find out "next steps"-- if the cancer has spread, treatment options, etc. We are hopeful the cancer was detected early and that he will beat it (this type of cancer is 95 percent curable if found early).

It's a shock and quite a wake-up call for us all. He's so young. So full of life and love and creativity. How could he be diagnosed with cancer? This turn of events makes my worries seem small, even insignificant. The overdue bills will get paid. The unreturned phone calls can wait. The career on hold will one day thrive again.

I'm reminded to cherish each day. Because you'll never get it back tomorrow.