I always buy my daily cup of tea at the same store.  When I was in line paying one day this week, the cashier asked if I ever bought meat at the store.  I said sometimes, and asked if there was a sale.  She said no but did I remember a young man who was always smiling at the butcher counter and I said I did.  She said, “He passed away from an asthma attack.”

He was my age.

How very sad.  His wife is now on her own and they had no children.

The cashier said he was such a hard worker and was always happy.  And now he is gone.

It really reminded me how short life is.  How fragile it is.  How important it is to be present in each moment.

Author and speaker Robin S. Sharma said, “I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So today’s the time to do big things.”

Today is the day.  If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for those who don’t have the chance to do it anymore.