Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Say What You Need to Say

There are moments in everyone’s life that resonant endlessly throughout your soul. Defining, life-altering, wake-the-fuck-up-calls that smack you across the face and smart with their sting.

The loss of a life, instantly, unexpectedly, is sadly one of those smacks.

Over the past two days I’ve caught myself obsessing over the fragility of life. How quickly it can be gone. How mortal we truly are. And how much we take it all for granted.

It’s times like these where you realize how naïve you’ve been all along. That that person whom you would give your life for may not be there tomorrow. That those you hold closest to your heart could be ripped from your grasp instantaneously. That life as you now know it could cease to exist.

And it is times like these that have forced me to take inventory of the things in my life that I am truly, utterly grateful for. My family, friends, and love of my life who have always without fail supported, encouraged and loved me unconditionally. It’s unfortunate that it takes such tragic events to awaken this sense of thankfulness but nevertheless it must be said.

Now.

To whomever you cherish in your life, tell them. Tell them that you love them and appreciate them and NEED them in your life. Even if you think you say it too much. Even if (especially if) you don’t say it enough. Tell them what they mean to you. Tell them.

Tell them.

Because you never know when they won’t be there to hear it. You just never know…

8 comments:

jeanette said...

I hope that you were just thinking about this and haven't experienced it. If you have, I am truly sorry. My friend died just over 2 months ago and it is still pretty fresh in my mind all the time.

Hope everything is well.

SuzANNE said...

Agreed. Everyday is just anoter opportunity to improve and appreciate. If you're doing neither of those things EVERYDAY, re-evaluate.

Hope this finds you well. Thanks for reading Make Me Blush! Looking forward to coming back to LMP.

Shannon said...

This couldn't be more true. Someone else we knew (who was 22) just passed Friday night in a drunk driving accident. Someone we saw not even 2 weeks ago. You just never know when your time is up. Beautiful post.

Kylie said...

I can't agree with this post more. You never know.

amindinmotown said...

You are so very right. It is important to say it, and I'm sure there are plenty of people I don't say it to enough. Maybe I'll have to change that...

Matt said...

I've been trying to email Eva Longoria to tell her how much I care... but I don't think gmail is working.

Krystal said...

this is pretty and i appreciate it :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I couldn't agree more!!


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