Most of us take a lot many things for granted. Be it our parents, dear ones, or our possessions. We get used to it and think these are default.
One fine day when parents get admitted to the hospital for some surgery, we realize their impermanence. We get into the misery of what all we could have done for them all this while.
When a loved one leaves us, a few weeks go into finding fault in them, and then later time goes into finding everything missing in their absence.
The life of abundance and too many choices and always being busy state has made us more careless. We have started forgetting about our near and dear ones. We have taken them all for granted.