The Red Necklace
Life is only lived once so take every advantage you get and make it the best you can. You never know when the advantage may be your last.
A woman on her birthday receives a beautiful red necklace from her only son. Bedazzled by the necklace, she decides to treasure it and only wear it on a special occasion. Her husband's birthday arrived but she didn't think it was special enough to wear her necklace. Her job promotion celebration arrived but she didn't wear the necklace. Later on her son got married and she attended the wedding without her necklace. She thought her necklace deserved something more grand. Two years later her son and his wife had their first baby boy and had a baby shower. Of course the woman attended but her necklace was left at home. She needed an event more special. When her son's birthday arrived she was the first to be there but she still didn't wear the necklace. Her son asked "mom, how come I've never seen you wear the necklace I bought for you?" she relied "oh, because it's so beautiful that I want to wear it on only a very grand occasion" "What can be more special than the grand events you spent with your family?" "Trust me son, I will wear the necklace soon". Indeed she did wear the necklace, on the grand event that came two weeks later but she wouldn't of had thought it as a special event. The reason she wore the necklace was because the special event was her funeral.