Many of us keep praying that nothing untoward should happen to our near and dear ones. Our own life does not appear to be as important to us as that of our loved one. We cannot imagine living without those who have been such a big source of joy and strength to us. The mere thought of their leaving us midway through the journey is scary.
We do not have much control over what is going to happen to us or to our loved ones. But at least we can take good care of them as long as we are together. We can let them know in unambiguous terms how much we love them.
Many people keep their love for close ones buried in their hearts. They maintain such a stern exterior that it becomes impossible for anyone to see their softness. Some hesitate to express their feelings for their close ones while some simply expect that their feelings will be understood. There is no shame or weakness in opening up. There is no point in expecting others to understand when direct and effective methods of making one’s feelings known are available.
Many people are not able to take care of their close ones or spend time with them. Either they are too busy with their day-to-day activities or they just neglect this aspect.
When suddenly a loved one departs, they lament that they could never communicate their love to or take required care of or spend enough time with the person. This is specially true about parents or grandparents.
Let us, therefore, spend the best possible time with our close ones as long as we are together. Let us not be miserly in expressing our love and spending time together. Death is ultimately going to bring about separation. The time left is never enough. Let us make the most of it.