Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Do They Know?
Welcome to Tuesday.
Short post today, as I realize you probably have a lot to do, including reading other people’s blogs.
I’ll get right to the daily challenge, after a brief background sketch.
On December 31, 2005, my older brother, Mark passed away after a brief illness. He came out of his coma long enough for us to tell him that we loved him, and say goodbye.
I am so very grateful it worked out that way for us. But, often, death steals our loved ones away suddenly – without warning – and all too often, we have neither said a proper goodbye, nor told them how we feel about them.
And now, with my older sister in the hospital and not getting better from a very serious illness, this challenge means all the more to me.
Here it is:
Think of 2 – 5 people in your life you dearly love.
Tell them how much you mean to them.
No, don’t wait til tomorrow. There will be a new challenge tomorrow!
Okay, well, if you can’t reach them today, I suppose you can do it tomorrow – but no later.
And then, make it a point to let them know once in awhile that you love them, like them, admire them, are grateful for them. Just don’t let them wonder. Self-forgiveness is so difficult when you know you had the chance but didn’t take it.
Thanks for taking my challenge.
I want you to know how much I appreciate you! Please pass this on.