Dena, I couldn't agree with you more. I've learned this with passion this year.
At Christmas, my brother (48) had a series of mini-strokes. In the early part of this year, another brother (45) had a heart attack. In April, 5 days after his 79th birthday, my beloved father passed away. Just last week, another brother (44ish) was diagnosed with Diabetes. (I have 7 brothers BTW, if you're counting...LOL)
And my business partner (Dankinia) is dealing with her father's agressive cancer.
To say the least, it's been a hard year for us all. But it has definately reinforced the love I have, and I know I'm more apt to express it that I was.
Blessings to all...