A very good friend of mine just sent me this quote. I wish I could find the original author, but the net’s flooded with un-attributed copies. And now I, of course, will just exacerbate the problem… :-)

Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart, because you might wake up one day and realize that you’ve lost a diamond while you were to busy collecting stones.

Ironic, since I used a similar analogy about half-a-year ago, without having been aware of this one. I wish I had, since this had been put better than I had managed then.