Appreciation When Alive?
June 17, 2008 12:21pm CST
When I turn on the television, I see many tributes over the years on the news about people who have passed away and wonder why don't people buy their CD, book, DVD or whatever else they are selling while they are alive. Tim Russert wrote two books and many people have tried to buy his book now that he has passed away and the stores in this area have sold out of his great works. I read one of them and enjoyed it. I'm planning to read the other; however, am guilty of waiting to long for this purchase. I'll have to wait a longer now. When Elvis passed away several of my friends ran out to purchase his CD's. Did Elvis become a better singer? I didn't think that was possible. The point is we all should appreciate people while they are here. I know I'm going to call up two friends this morning to see how they are doing now. One recently had called me to mention that another friend had a short story published, so I want to read it now. None of us know how long we will be alive; however, I would like to see everyone take a moment think about everyone around us. Have a great day.
17 Jun 08
I understand what you are saying, and you are right sometimes I don't appreciate everyone in my life who is alive. I take it for granted that they are always going to be around. I am in fact in contact more with my parents than I have been over the years and I make the effort to see more of them which is hard as they are always working!
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18 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply. I'm working harder and am so busy that time goes by very quick. Today I spoke with a friend from school and realize I'm so very lucky, as have a place to live, husband and 2 pretty daughters. The person on the telephone was going through a messy divorce. She has 1 child, who is 17 and knows the court wants to know where she wants to live. The parents aren't in the same state. Its so sad, as the teenager is torn between her parents, as she feels like one will hate her for her decision.