Don't Wait Until Tomorrow!

When I saw this week's word prompt at my fav writing hole, Five-Minute Friday, my mind burst with all sorts of quotes and thoughts. But the one that spoke the loudest to me is the one I'm going to run with.

This week's word prompt is: Tomorrow.

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Don't wait until tomorrow to tell someone you love them. We may not be around to hear it.

It wasn't until I was diagnosed with a serious disease that I even contemplated that I could die before a ripe old age.  it was then that I began to think about the future without me in it. Not as much about missing out on the things I wouldn't be around for, but what I was leaving for those who would stay on this earth. I wanted them to know  how much I loved and appreciated them. Things that should have been said more frequently suddenly were urgent to be let out.

I lost my momma in 2004 and I was thankful that my family had 6 days notice to see her, and love on her, and tell her how much we loved her before she left us. I still wish I had tomorrow with her, but I am thankful we had those moments. 

We are not promised tomorrow. Whether it is we who leave or someone we love leaves us, don't wait until tomorrow to touch their hand, or touch their heart. Don't say those words that you can't unsay, because tomorrow they will still sting and you will be one step farther away from being close. Instead, think of tomorrow as another day to have an opportunity to show your love in a kind word, deed or shoulder.





Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever - Mahatma Gandhi

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Photo Credit to Dave Howell at Photography Musings by Dave 

Comments

  1. Wow! That is so true! We don't know how long we will be around. Your post is a great reminder of the outlook we should have on life. Thank you so much for sharing!

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