We as human beings take a lot for granted. We never go to bed thining we might not wake up the next morning, W assume we will see all our friends at the next meeting, We will have good health forever. But in the end we have no control on any of this.
We must cultivate our fiends on a daily bases. We need to connec with them if for no other reason but to say "Hello" When was the last time you called a friend to just say "Thank You for being my friend"? Friendships are like neighbors, they are only as good as you make them.
While attending a lot of meetings I come in contact with a lot of people. I like to hear wht is going on in their areas but really hate to hear about their personal lifes as sometimes it is depressing. Besides if I stand and listen to theirs then I expect them to stand and listen to mine. :)
In agriculture we are small in number but feed a world of people from what we do. Everyone else takes their food supply for granted but just stop and think "What would you do if tomorrow you went to the store and could not get the foods you wanted?" Would you be calling a "farmer" to ask what had happened or blame him for not producing? Just think about it.
There is so much we take for granted because we still live in a country that gives us the freedom to do so. In some parts of the world this is not possible due to economic conditions beyond the control of the people living there.
So if you have read this then maybe you should just stop for one minute and look around you.....What things do you take for granted? Will they always be there? Will you always be able to say "Hello" to that special person or your friend? Life is short no matter what age you are so enjoy it today and everyday by making new friends and tell the ones you have how important they are to you.
A big thank You to those who have read this.