Does anybody else relate to the story I’m about to tell regarding death? I’ve lived it, witnessed it over and over but yet just can’t quite fully embrace it.
Maybe I’m at the age where my friends are dying younger than I ever expected. I often see or hear of someone’s death that I’ve known for decades. It always tells a similar story, someone unexpectedly passes away, the majority are shocked, and people come out of nowhere to pay respects to the family. I then often see or hear folks say, we can’t let this much time slip by us before seeing each other again or getting together. It’s as if a sudden death awakens them to do better and be better.
Each one promises the other ones they will stay in contact, they will take that trip they’ve been talking about for years, they will forgive and move on from any past hurt or anger but then does it happen? No! It does not happen!
I’m not preaching or pointing fingers, I’m guilty of it too. I believe we have the best intentions to live life and share it with those we love but yet here we are stuck in our rut routine. We say we don’t have time, we are so busy. You are right we don’t have time. No promise of another minute or second.
Remember when I took my healing journey back in August of last year? That was me taking time to do things I said I was going to do, to see people I’d been wanting to see, to make time to do it and see friends before I couldn’t. I will say it again, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I’m thinking of making it an annual trip. And for all of you who watched my journey from Atlanta through 6 states in 7 days, I heard you and saw the comments on how you wish you could do that. Well, you can, only you are holding you back!
We think we have time but we don’t . Time is a thief and it comes and goes so quickly that days become years. People do expire without a warning label. It’s time to pick up the phone and make that call, it’s time to get together, it’s time to make that trip before we make our last trip. It’s time to make time!