Do It While You Can

I got this email from one of my aunts today and it brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes we all get caught up in life and fight about things that don't really matter. I just wanted to share this simple reminder to love to the fullest while you can.

I don't know who wrote this or where it originally came from, but here is the email:

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 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.

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

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NICO Designs said...

Beautifully said. I recently was told that I have at least one tumor in my neck. Talk about a wake-up call. It is operable but it is a reminder that we need to not put off things which we ought to do right now.

S Club Mama said...

great reminder :)

Carissa said...

I try to tell myself that all the time. Today I forgot and said some things I didn't mean. Bleh. :[

RebeccaMom said...

This is so true... I remember my MIL saying she didn't want to wash her husband's clothes after he passed away because he would never dirty any more. Even that chore became a sweet memory to her. I need to be reminded of that every so often, thanks for doing that :) hope you have a great day!

Peggy said...

Its the kindness and love that we remember and knowing that you did your best. I know. I I miss the people that are gone from my life and I know in my heart that they knew how much I loved them.
I think thats what keeps me strong

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Beuatiful post!

Dee - check my blog, I "gave" you an award....

Lucy said...

Thanks for the post.


Hippie4ever said...

I just hugged my husband and kissed my son. Reminds you what is truely important.

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

I started thinking about this a couple of years ago... how I would hate something to happen to me and never be able to say certain things to certain people - ESPECIALLY my kids. They are still young, and there's a lot of things I can't teach them now that they will need to hear from me. So I sat down and did a list of "Unsaids" on my blog... then a few weeks later, I did Part 2 and then Part 3! LOL I actually should probably do another set of Unsaids... a lot has been learned over the last couple of years that I need to pass on! :)

Thanks for the reminder. Today is the most precious thing that we can ever have!

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