The quote "Don't count the days, make the days count" is a good one to ponder and try to apply to your life. No one knows how long they have in this life, so it's important to make the days count.
As a psychic medium, I frequently relay apologetic, regretful messages from lossed loved ones. The most frequent regrets I hear from the deceased are not spending enough time with loved ones, being emotionally unavailable, being too judgemental and/or too stubborn, and not helping others enough.
While we each have our own mission in this life, we all share a common thread: we are supposed to help others. Some people have a larger public mission to help others like Mother Teresa. Some have larger missions to help others but they are more hidden behind the scenes like doctors, counselors, teachers, and relief workers who don't make the news. Others are even more hidden and may not even realize themselves how much they are helping others. These are the people who are helpful neighbors/ people who help others near them. These are the people who help someone struggling with their groceries, help someone learn something, or just take care of someone's pet while they are out of town or ill.
Most of the time, these hidden helpers label their actions as "being nice" or "doing what people do", yet a lot of times this type of mentality almosts seems lost in today's society. We need to get back to the mindset of helping others as "what people do", not something extra that only some people do sometimes.
As parents or caretakers, we frequently make the days count by providing what the child, parent, loved one, or patient needs. This can also be a behind-the-scenes job of helping others as it is often associated with "coming with the territory" and not necessarily thought of as helping others, even though it is usually a large task of helping someone.
With all that said, are you making the days count? When you lay your head on the pillow at night, can you close your eyes confident your loved ones know you love them? Not the "I'm their parent so of course they know I love them," but the "I expressed my love for them today" type of confidence. Can you keep your eyes closed knowing you did something, no matter how big or small, to help make someone's day better today? If you can do this, then you are making the days count!
Love & Light,