My friend, denamaria, who sometimes comments here, owns Butterfield’s Candy. She donates candy to local hospitals each month. Apparently the patients can keep them down and it helps with dry mouth.
denamaria sent me some candy for all the ladies in club. I had some packages left over, so I decided to send them to the gal who was home sick with cancer. Five days later, she called me.
She’s thanked me for the candy…and then told me she’s just found out she was going into hospice. I wrote our conversation here: Headed For Hospice
The conversation was sad and surreal. But what struck me the most was when she said, “I didn’t think it would go this fast.” She said it twice.
She’s old. I suppose she meant that she thought her cancer would progress slower than it had.
It’s been raining. She said her yard was green and looked beautiful. I guess was telling me that she seeing it for the last time.
I was still thinking about her remark the next day. I think what she said is probably true for all of us. Your life is sailing by whether you realize it or not.
This makes me not want to waste time, and not want to waste the time of the people around me. I don’t want people to waste my time either, because it really is precious.
How do you feel about time? Do you value it? Cherish it? Waste it? What?