Have you ever listened to The Flaming Lips? You should. In particular, this song is really good.
The message in this song is really simple and pure. Spend time with your loved ones while you can, because you only have them on loan. Also, the following line is one of my favorites,
Instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know you realize that life goes fast. It’s hard to make the good things last. You realize the sun doesn’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning ’round.
The way you frame your thoughts matters, as we’ve already discussed on this blog. In a very real way, you control the reality in which you live. Framing your thoughts in a positive way whenever possible goes a long way toward making a happier experience.
So just a friendly neighborhood reminder: appreciate your loved ones while you have them, and remember things are very rarely as bad as they seem.