The helicopter crash that killed nine, including basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, on Jan. 26 should convince people that life and people should be always appreciated. It is a natural occurrence for us to expect someone or something to forever be available. We tend to forget how precious life and family are and how much they mean to us. People take for granted the things in life they have become so accustomed to. We need to regain gratitude about how blessed we are and understand life is too short and nothing lasts forever.