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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Do they know?

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage .....
And old cars ..
And children with bad report cards,
and dogs with bad hips,
and aging parents and grandparents.

We keep them because they are worth it,
because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce.
There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, whether you copy it from here or just make sure that they know.

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.
And just in case I'm gone tomorrow

Hey listen up now--

You mean the world to me

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised to anyone.


Ter said...

That was me... I was that woman....

Lisa B. said...

I think about this a lot. When my son was 15 he was walking out the door for a Friday evening and I hugged & kissed him and told him I loved him. He returned the love. Some of his friends started to jab him and I will never forget what he said "I always kiss my mother and tell her I love her before I leave. It may be the last time, you never know what's going to happen. You should kiss and tell your mothers you love them more often"

I felt proud that he had taken note to what I had tried to instill within him and didnt care if they teased him.

My husband and I live by this. My younger son is a different story! lol