This quote is from pages 190-191 in Cecelia Ahern's book "How to Fall in Love".
As an avid reader, I've come across many quotes that touched my heart in many books but no quote ever reasonated with me deeply as this did. These words, they are just heartbreakingly beautiful. Since, I do not want to give spoiler alerts...the context this was in may seem a bit confusing but Ahern really put this in the correct place and hit the nail on the head.
Out of the whole book, I found this the most profoud words I've read. Love is not all sunshines and roses, it's a bit of sunshine and a lot of tsunamis, earthquakes and storms. Love is generally braving the harsh, biting cold wintry storms, the destructive earthquakes that shake the very foundations of your relationship, the large menacing tsunami waves that tears everything apart- yes, that's what the pure, raw, bittersweet definition love is. Love is also the welcoming warmth of the first rays of sunshine in spring. It brings in exhilarating joy and feels like a closeted blanket of comfort and protectiveness.
That being said, sometimes in Love- we lack time. One day, you may realize that there won't be a tomorrow to spend in Love anymore. That all you have is today. All you have is limited time not unlimited forevers. Sometimes the strongest of bonds may not have the optimum environment to persevere at all. It probably will be the inexpressible strength of love that drives the bond apart. Either for betterment or with hope that maybe one day, the strength will pull them back together again.
Instead of whining about the limited time, instead of crying over the broken dreams of eternal forevers- Ahern tells us to fill in the today with everything. Fill in the limited time with all you wanted to say or do. Don't live life in regret, just laugh, talk listen, learn and love. Make use of today because tomorrow means the end.
When tomorrow comes, when the limited time ends- "please know I didn't want to leave you or be left behind, that every singlrle moment spent with you were the best times in my life."