Appreciating the dead while they are still alive.

I was chatting with a friend of mine last weekend and she brought up a wonderful point that I have been thinking about a lot:

Instead of waiting for a person to be dead to give them flowers, what if we did so while they are still alive and get a chance to tell them how much they mean to us! You’re going to spend the money anyway to get a plane ticket or buy those flowers, why not do it while they are still alive?