” If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” – Stephen Levine
I don’t, as a rule, like to think about anyone or anything dying. And when I say as a rule, I mean I never, ever do it! I’d much rather focus on living. However, when you put things into the sort of context that the quote above chooses, you quickly realize that any loving words left unsaid are wasteful. They could potentially be the most wasteful words, accompanied by the biggest regret, of your life.
We’re right in the midst of the beautiful holiday season. Thanksgiving’s on our front porch, Christmas in just down the road, and New Year’s Day is around the corner. Take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities around you to let the people you love so much that you can’t imagine life without them KNOW that you love them so much that you can’t imagine life without them.
What good do the words or feelings do if they stay in your heart and mind. Let them out and watch the magic begin.
Lori Gosselin says
So true! (By the way, I love the map you draw: “Thanksgiving’s on our front porch, Christmas in just down the road, and New Year’s Day is around the corner.”
This Christmas will be very different for my family because my brother-in-law is not well. Everyone is coming home to gather around. Will we speak our thoughts or demonstrate them by our presence? We shall see.
I would call my parents and apologize everything I have done to them.
It’s really difficult to figure out who I would call if I was dying. But I think it’s more practical to treat everyone around me well. Nowadays, people are too busy for living their own lives. We have to sit down and think if we ignore those wonderful things in our lives such as family, friends and our loved ones. What’s more important for us.