LOVE – by Dr. Byron G. Jackson
“Somewhere along the line we all got the impression that there is an infinite amount of time and agreed with the elusion that we are entitled to tomorrow… Tomorrow is promised to no one, so say what you mean and mean what you say today. Don’t put off what you could do today for tomorrow….Seize those moments, your moment’s today !!! Live a life of… LOVE today!!!” – Drew Montez-Clark
At the age of 5, Elena Desserich of Cincinnati, OH was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. Little Elena was given a prognosis of about 4 ½ months, but she made it to almost nine. Weeks after her passing, her family started to find scraps of paper and envelopes of “I love you” notes throughout the house. Without being aware of her diagnosis, Little Elena understood how important it was to express her love, gratitude, and appreciation for those she adored. Six months after her passing, her family has found somewhere around 300 hundred notes hidden throughout their home addressed to Elena’s parents, little sister, grandmother, and great-aunt.
It amazes me how we (adults) can become so overwhelmed with our day-to-day activities that we neglect to tell those we adore that we miss them and love them. Let today be the day that we change our way of thinking and express to those close to us that we love them in our own little special way. A 5 year-old battling brain cancer found a way to do it, and so can we.