Each day I am reminded of how swift life goes by. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was pregnant with my first baby. I was so sick with him, but would still when I woke up int he middle of the night would wonder what it would be like to have a small person who simply thought the world revolved around you!

Now, I look with amazement at him, that he is 8 years old already. It is hard not to get scared when I see that time is going by very fast. I think of how we live and die and wonder if we use every minute of our life to the fullest.

Do we think of the moments we have with our friends and family as gifts?

I think of the people who have disagreements with their mothers and fathers, grandparents and others over things that later may not matter.

It reminds me of a poem we memorized at home called “100 years from now”. It said if will not matter to us in 100 years where we lived, what we drove, what we wore, or other things, but it will matter the way we lived and the choices we made that affected other people.

I know that sometimes there are differences that come between people because of different beliefs, different life choices, but even so, I think we need to still honor our fathers and mothers, honor our grandparents grey hair for they are the ones who bore us and brought us up.

There are ways to disagree respectfully usually and I think that if at all possible we need to hold ourselves to higher level of respect than we see many times today. We are used to being flippant, rude, and unkind for the sake of “standing up for ourselves” and later I think we will be sorry, when we look back and see how right they were.

I am very thankful for my grandparents, the ones I have gotten to know. They are some of the most wonderful people in the world!

They have acheived many things in this life and do not laud themselves in that. I appreciate them so much!

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