Both my parents were hospitalized for the last two weeks. I was in the middle of preparing some meetings when I heard the news. I cancelled my engagements and went to stay with them in the hospital till they were checked out of the hospital.
I had been calling them once a week and exchanging messages a few times a week before this incident.
I learned from the last two weeks that they need more conversations, that make them feel loved, understood, and connected.
I realize that taking time off to take care of people in your life may sound selfish, you may feel guilty for not doing your job. However, without taking care of ourself, people in our life first, we can’t take good care of what we do.
We live life once.
“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon.
We get to live fully and truly to ourself, live in present, embrace whatever happens to us.