Robin Miller said what some of us have thought when faced with a life threatening condition. I know one other poster on this forum who went through a situation that involved staring into the abyss and wondering if we would come out the other side.
Robin said it far more eloquently than I could without painting it pretty colors. I think we come to a time when we begin to realize we are not invincible but mortal beings with an expiration date.
Life is a blessing every day and whatever time you get out of bed know today could be the last day and do something positive.
I do not intend this to be a lecture, please do not take it that way, but at my age of 84 years and ten months, the realization today might be the last day I'll speak to my son or daughter, look my wonderful bride in the eyes and whisper how much I love her, or chat with my neighbors, I can reflect on what a good life I've had.
Don't take life for granted. Enjoy it despite the pitfalls and hard times. Love it the way Robin Miller does and presents in his soliloquy.