You don’t know when it will be the last one.
You don’t know when you will have the opportunity to say, “Gosh, I’ve enjoyed that”, and to not be able to say that again.
So – the lesson is – always enjoy as though it is the last.
That’s not a fatalistic view – it is honest. And it it pragmatic. There is nothing wrong with that.
Today marks the birthday of one of my favorite aunts. Honestly, if someone were to ask me who was my favorite, I’d not be able to name her. They all had their moments. They were all very special. And they all played very different roles in my life. Some were more supportive than others – some more entertaining. And Auntie Helen – well… she was the quintessential entertainer.
I have to be honest that I am tired tonight – but I feel the need to recognize this amazing person whom I have enjoyed. Yes, I would say, gosh I’ve enjoyed her.
One would think that it would be impossible to enjoy someone who has “gone” – but that would not be the truth. I enjoy her memories I enjoy thinking about her – and laughing out loud about the time Ron, Auntie Helen, and I spent together – drinking martinis. Three olives were better than two. And laughter was the elixir of the day.
Happy birthday, Auntie Helen. Still love you!