You are so very right. I'm very happy for you that the injury was less serious than it could have been. I am also very glad that it gave you a moment to reflect on the matters of which you spoke.
My wife passed away three years ago this month. We had a long and happy marrage. I can't recall ever having what one would consider a fight. We never spoke in anger to one another or raised our voices.
But, after she was gone, and even three years later, I can still remember every ill feeling I ever had about anything she may have done. I can remember times when I thought to hug her and got busy and didn't. Everytime that the words "I love you" went through my mind but I was watching TV or something and didnt say it.
The vessels that our souls ride through life in are so very fragile. It only takes a second and that person is gone forever.
If nothing else, I have learned to daily tell the ones I love that I do. When I hug my friends, I'm afraid sometimes I might hurt them from hugging so hard but, deep in my mind, it could be the last hug i get to give them.
Take time out of each day to say I love you, pass on a blessing, give a few moments of your time to listen to a child, pat your pet or whatever and never forget that they could walk away and never come back.