In looking at people who have left our lives due to death or separation in life itself it is very easy to see a commodity of life that can be overlooked,
Something Given To Us Precious But Taken For Granted.
And that is:
People's time is the currency of their lives. They just don't make MORE of the stuff for people to give you. So whether it is a friend, family member, teacher, co-worker or man on the street living under the bridge giving you a smile, STOP, and recognize they "didn't have to" give you of their time. You will realize this so obviously when it is gone, if you viewed the encounter as precious or valuable to you. Likewise WHERE YOU decide to give another time they may take you for granted but it is your choice to donate your love, attention, care, focus, and helpfulness on them. Our time is a gift to others, as is theirs in our life. Remember that.
DO NOT take people and their lives (in your life) for granted.
Life and time are fleeting, like the sand pouring through to the bottom of an hourglass. Extremely fast!