A couple of days ago, my 13 year old daughter found out that a girl she had been friends with since they were both 6 had been told she had 4 weeks to live after her cancer had returned. Just over 24 hours later Beth had tragically passed away.
In Japanese culture, Sakura (cherry blossom) represents the transience of all things. Like life, it is beautiful but fragile and fleeting. So Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Make the most of every second and be thankful for all the wonderful things that bless your life. Appreciate your loved ones. They may drive us round the bend sometimes, but they're the only thing that really matters.