Every mouthful of food.
Every sip of water.
To feel hunger or thirst at all.
To use the bathroom.
To know when you’ve gone to the bathroom.
The strength to open your eyes.
To see your loved ones.
To hold a hand.
To see anything at all.
To be able to wet your own parched lips.
To be not in pain.
To be not in bed.
To be able to turn over in bed.
To breathe comfortably.
To breathe at all.
These are all gifts to a dying person.
Why are they not seen as gifts throughout life?
– Max Lugavere