Today is a special day in my household. A couple of years this family was on Cloud Nine. We were completely blissed out on May 17, 2008.
A Facebook status reminded me that this same date holds an entirely different meaning for some friends. On May 17, 2008, their family was plunged into the worst pain I can ever imagine. While we were celebrating, they were grieving.
It's sobering to think how quickly life can change, for better or for worse. One knock on the door, one phone call, one e-mail. . .they all can hold the power to change everything. You can't predict when your life will turn upside down and you generally can't stop it from happening.
Today is a special day. Every day is a special day. Let your loved ones know you care by your actions and words. You don't know if you'll be able to do it tomorrow, so please take the time to do it today and every day.