The reality is that, in the grand scheme of things, we are alive for only an instant, with the earth having been in existence for over 4.5 billion years, and us, as Homo Sapiens, averaging an existence of just 70-75 years (this being the average age of death in humans around the world.)
Now, if the average human lifespan of a mere 70-75 years (80 in Western countries), as highlighted above, isn’t short enough (which, it undoubtedly is), then the fact that these years are never guaranteed certainly makes our time here on earth even more precious. How so? Because the reality is that, none of us are guaranteed to wake up tomorrow morning, even the most outwardly ‘healthy’ among us. And, even if we are lucky enough to wake up tomorrow morning, there is certainly no guarantee that we will go to bed tomorrow night. This is because the very nature of life itself is unpredictable, and so, we cannot fall into the all too accessible trap that sees us taking the miracle that is life for granted. No, we must live every day as if it is our last, because who’s to say that it won’t be (our last, that is?) We need to take time to savour the food we love, to read the books we love, to watch the TV shows we love and, most importantly, to love the people we love, treating them (our loved ones) as if it is their last day, too, showing them the love and kindness that we know they so very much deserve to experience. We need to do this, and we need to do it every…single…day, until it really is our last.