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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Words to Live By


I have a list of blogs that I read.
Not too long, just a few each day.
Some are funny, some are snarky, some cause me to stop and think about my life.
Most are better written than mine!

Today, I was reading Anna Donaldson's blog "An Inch of Gray" 
and was particularly struck by this paragraph from this particular post:

>>>"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.







2 comments:

Anna See said...

leeann, i need to remember this lesson, too. you would think i would know it by now. love and hugs, anna

Linda said...

Lee Ann,

I always think of the college Ark trip with you over Christmas break when it was soo cold!! What a great trip!!