Especially during this time of Covid and our isolation from what we used to know as "normal" life, I thought it might lend a helpful perspective.
It is written by Mary Jean Irion:
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so.
One day, I shall bury my face in the pillow, or raise my hands to the sky,
and want, more than all the world, your return."