A grandson’s powerful exchange with his grandmother went viral recently, for obvious reasons.
The grandmother in question had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and while she seemed at ease with what the future held, her family was apparently having difficulty coping. At one point, after no doubt wrestling with the question for some time, the grandson finally came out and asked her: was she afraid of what was coming?
In response, she showed him this passage:
This is a page from the book The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom. In a nutshell, the main takeaway most have from this moment is that time is precious, and instead of solely focusing on how to live a longer life, people should focus on enjoying and making the most out of the time they have.
Clearly that message was not lost on at least one grandmother.