Saying Goodbye

You never know when the last time you see someone is the last time you see them...forever. I was reminded of this during the week, when I learned that someone I had grown up with had passed away suddenly and inexplicably. And I was left to ponder the last conversation I had with her, struggling to remember what we talked about, if we ended it on good terms or bad. I'm not going to get all melancholy on here today, but I think it's sometimes important to remember that nothing in life is permanent, and you never know how long you have with someone. Let the little things go. Don't let ego get in the way of making amends, speaking from the heart, or doing an unwarranted act of kindness. One day you will lose someone and give anything to have one last moment to speak your peace. Do what you can to make sure that what needs to be said, is said. Fulfill your responsibilities to others. Don't leave unfinished business, because one day finishing it will not be an option. Imagine if we all spent a day interacting with our loved ones as if it was the last time we would ever see them. What messages would you want to pass on? How different would your communications be? Who would you forgive...or apologize to? Really think about it. And then, live it. Because, honestly, we don't know how much time any of us have left. And there is nothing worse than a regret that can't be rectified, because it is just too late.