Life can get super busy, don't you agree? You can go days, weeks and even months without speaking to people you really care about - not because you're avoiding them but because you have simply forgotten, you are busy or you haven't realised it yet.
I don't know about you, but sometimes as I am entering into a wonderland of sleep, my mind gives me a sharp reminder of someone I haven't spoken to in awhile. So naturally, I reach to my phone to send them a quick "love & miss you" text, only to realise it's 1am and my text will probably wake them and ruin their sleep. So I don't send the text, hoping that my mind will give me a reminder the following day at a more appropriate time, knowing that it probably wont.
It amazes me at how the busyness of life can just take a hold of everything you care for and completely become the priority - whether it's work, extra commitments or even a hobby, it has the power to completely overtake everything else that is important in your life. Sometimes it can be difficult to prioritize with a good balance, and yet in hindsight most people (I know I count myself as one), wish they did things differently.
So instead of waiting for a day off, the weekend or for a project to be over, why not set a reminder on your phone or computer and take just 5 minutes out of your day and use that time to remind people you care, give your parents or grandparents a call or even just write an email to a loved one. It's only 300 seconds and it will make a difference to your day and overall well-being, I know that it has definitely made a difference to my own, plus it's just 5 minutes so why not give it a go and see how it affects your day.
At the end of the day, there should always be time for those you love, whether you think they need it or not a simple message of love can help alleviate stress, give comfort and restore hope.
You have the gift of life, which includes the gift time, use it right while you have it.