Please, don’t wait
I got word at 2:30 a.m. that a family member had passed away. We were the same age. This is someone I had spent a lot of time with when we were growing up, but I hadn’t talked to him in years. As is often the case, we had fallen out of touch as our lives and careers took us away from home and in different directions.
A death in the family is always hard. But it’s harder when you’re left with a feeling that you didn’t do or say what you could have when you had the chance. Sometimes, it’s as simple as calling to say, “how are you doing?” I didn’t, and now, I’ll never get the chance.
I beg you: don’t wait. Don’t wait to call to check on a friend. Don’t wait to tell someone how you feel about them. Don’t wait to call a family member you haven’t talked to in a while. Don’t wait to tell someone ‘thank you.’ Don’t wait to forgive. Don’t wait to say you’re sorry.
Don’t wait. You may never get the chance.