Every day is a gift. A friend told me that today on my way to Limestone Coffee & Tea this morning. She was walking her dog and flagged me down. She told me one of our neighbors had gone into cardiac arrest yesterday while attending one of her son’s ball games. Our neighbor was, at that time, unresponsive in the intensive care unit at Delnor hospital. She’s only 50. I’ve lost friends already; I imagine many of us have, but events like this still makes me pause and think about how short life is, how it can all change so suddenly and how my friend was so right: each day is indeed a gift, and we should never forget that.