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1, Nov 9, 2010

Appreciate What You Have While You Can

Filed under: Human nature — admin @ 12:51 am

On 11/2/2010, a Tuesday afternoon, right after we got home from her school, I told my daughter to come outside and take a picture in front of the maple tree in our yard. The leaves looked burning red under the afternoon sun. My daughter said we could take it the next day.

The next day she was sick and didn’t go to school. She was down with fever and was confined to bed for the rest of the week. By the time she was well and able to go out, the leaves were largely gone with the gusty autumn wind. The once glorious red maple leaves became past glory.

While my daughter was sick, she mentioned that she regretted that she had not made good use of her time when she was well. “Only when you are sick do you value the time when you are well,” she commented. I hope she will remember her own words after she gets well.

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