Do you remember the last time you fought with your mom, your dad, your brother or sister? What about having a major fight or even a silly argument with your significant other? Have you ever stormed out on someone because of your anger? No matter how bad you may have felt in the heat of the moment, you eventually let go of the anger and made amends with someone who had hurt you.But what if you don't get that chance? What if, in the middle of your anger, you lose the person you care about? What if you get that call telling you that they're now gone? What if the last thing you said was a bunch of hurtful words that you can't take back? Now, that pain you can never be rid of and the person you lost can never be replaced. There is no worse feeling than losing someone you love. Losing them after an argument and not being able to make amends with them makes the pain even worse. People live with that regret all too often. It is hard to make up with people sometimes, but it is always better than leaving a wall between the two of you and leaving things that are in your heart, unsaid. It is always better to forgive than to never have the chance to talk to them again.No matter how you feel about someone, it is important to let them know you appreciate them. There are many ways you can tell them that you appreciate them. You don't even have to send them or get them a gift. You can write them a letter telling them you love them. You can tell them through a small gift or maybe a big gift, or just by a simple embrace. You can sit with them and explain how much you appreciate them. You can even let them know you appreciate them by going out of your way to help them with tasks around the house without being asked.For example - your parents helped you through school, paid for your school lunches and helped you with all of your homework. Once high school was done, they helped you decide where to go to college. Even though it wasn't and isn't always easy to get along with them, they were and are there with you through your endeavors. Always appreciate everything they've done for you because one day, whether you like it or not, they'll be gone.You'll have to eventually take them to their doctors’ appointments and see them get weaker and weaker as they get older. Even when it can seem like a burden, try not to think of it that way. After all, they took care of you when you were a kid, now it's your turn to do the same for them. Cherish them even more and reciprocate the love they've shown you your whole life. It doesn't mean it'll be easy, but it'll be worth it and they'll appreciate it.When you were a kid you loved spending time with your grandparents. Going to their house or having them come over to your house was often the highlight of your day or week. They loved spending time with you. You loved spending time with them as well. They loved hearing about your accomplishments when you were little and they love to hear about your accomplishments now even more than before. They're constantly happy for you and offer you sound advice that often pays off later in your life. They exchange stories about what it was like for them as a child and remark at how different things are so different now. Take the time to spend as much time as you can with them whether it’s by playing cards, mowing their lawn, making them dinner or even just watching TV with them. Appreciate the wisdom they can bring to you about everything in life.When you get older you end up spending less and less time with them, but you can still call and check up on them and visit them when you come home from college. When the semester ends make as much time for them as possible. You don't want to have them get sick and regret not seeing them when you could have. Every moment with them is precious.Don't feel guilty for spending time with your family, friends or your significant other. Find the time to spend with all of them. If you can find the time to do everything else in your life, you can find time to spend with everyone else in your life.Never take anything for granted or take anyone in your life for granted. You never know what may happen today or even if tomorrow is promised. So, treat every day like it is your last day with them because it could be. No matter what may be wrong on in your life daily, be grateful for the little things in life. You are alive, you have a family that loves you, you have a place to rest your head at night. You can provide for your family and care for them. You can change someone's life with anything you do.It brings a lot of people hardship when a loved one dies. The reality often hits them that that person is no longer there with them physically and they only have their memory to cling to. But, as Christians, we have the hope and security, not to mention the often-unexplainable sense of peace we get from the thought of seeing loved ones again when we get to Heaven.Rejoice that they are in Heaven and that one day we will be reunited. The death of a loved one teaches us to never take life for granted. Even though it is difficult at times to move on with our lives without them here physically on Earth, we can always remember the times we had with them. We can spread the joy of their legacy, long after they have passed. We can continue to live out the legacy of their love within ourselves and in our words and actions.Show appreciation for everything in life no matter what happens. Appreciate the hard times because they will eventually blossom into the good times. Appreciate the lessons in life, because they will help you grow in aspects that you can’t imagine. They will make you wiser. Appreciate the true people in your life, because they are the ones that have your back through it all. Appreciate them before it’s too late to say, “I love you.” Appreciate the bad times, because you may eventually look back and realize that most are worth laughing about. Cherish every moment you have in life. Appreciate everything and everyone before it’s too late.