>>>"After Jack passed away, many friends and acquaintances from school, scouts, little league, and church came to visit and share with me special memories and stories about Jack. I enjoyed hearing every one. But it struck me that it should not have taken a tragedy for people to share these stories and remembrances of Jack. I would have preferred to hear them while he was still alive. I could have shared them with Jack to encourage him and let him know the impact he was making on others."<<< (from An Inch of Gray- bolding and italics mine.)
How true this is.
That paragraph just blew me away. I surround myself with people that I like and think highly of, but often the daily grind of life gets in the way and I seldom tell them what a difference they make or a special memory of them that I might carry. Sometimes a few kind words or a memory might be the very thing that will bolster someone and give them the strength or confidence they are lacking for that moment, or for a challenging time ahead.
I'd like to share words or memories to anyone who wants to hear them now. Drop me a comment or like this post to let me know.
Life's short, sometimes tragically, unexpectedly so. The time to share love, memories and laughter is NOW. Let no words go unspoken.