Some friends of mine growing up are having a tough time.
Kids that lived down the alley from us - one of the boys has cancer that has spread throughout his body. He's currently in hospice where they are trying to make him as comfortable as he begins to pass onto the next leg of his Journey. Reading the comments on Facebook has been tough. I feel sadness for them all.
We take a lot of things for granted.
As busy as things have been in the last several months - I know I've lost track of things. Dates going by, weeks running into one another - and before long it'll be summer.
That's why it's important to make the time to do special things. For us - whether it's poetry dates or photography ... it's about making the invested time and allowing us to breathe in that moment.
...because we ultimately don't know what'll happen tomorrow - but it's our own fault if we don't make it count today, tomorrow and the days that follow. We have it in our ability to do it ... and we need to stop making excuses for why we don't.