This was shared by a man name Skidrow in one of the yahoogroups I joined. If I can remember that was in the year 2005. Here it goes:
This friend of mine had a kid… and it was a home birth, and so he was there helping out with everything. And he said that...at this profound moment of birth…as he was watching his child experiencing life for the first time…trying to take his first breath…all he could think about is that he is looking at something that’s going to die someday. And he just cldn’t gets it out of his head. And I guess it’s so true… everything is so finite. But don’t you think that’s what makes our time and specific moments so important?
To realize The value of a sister Ask someone Who doesn't have one.
To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.
To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize The value of one hour: Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize The value of one minute: Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize The value of one-second: Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize The value of one millisecond: Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
To realize the value of a loved one: Lose one.
Time waits for no one.... Treasure every moment you have.
from Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise