Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tell Your Friends You Love Them

I received this photo and write-up from my brother in an email. I don't know who wrote it or where the photo came from so I can't give credit information. Believing it is something you will enjoy reading, I am passing it on.
By the way, my brother is doing very well since his heart surgery. He is feeling good and is very happy the entire ordeal is in the past. I am happy to say he is planning to come visit us this Spring.


One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute". Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you".

So, while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage....and old cars....and children with bad habits and report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep ~ like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special....and so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up ~ do all your friends know you love them? I was thinking....I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them.....even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow,

I love you.


Linda in New Mexico said...

Audrey: I love you too. Thanks so much for this eye wiping reminder of the things that should be important, in the now. Blessings and (((((hugs)))))

Anonymous said...

....sometimes there are people in life who just aren't lovable!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Audrey! Beautiful post and inpiring reminder to us all! Thanks for sharing!

Also, thanks so much for your sweet visit! Renee is in all our hearts.

Lisa :)

Marlene said...

Beautiful sentiments, love you my friend.

Rick said...

Audrey, nice words. it's true lost moments can not be recovered. ~rick

yoborobo said...

Audrey - such a good reminder to let the people in our lives that we love know it. :)


Jan said...

always good to keep thoughts like these close at hand. I can think of too many times I didn't have the chance to tell someone how I felt about them before they were gone forever.
Thanks for becoming my friend♥

LLEAL said...

DeaR Audrey

I have to blend out words such as fascinating, mesmerizing, stunning and enchanting as well just to describe your blog.
I would be honored not only with a single visit but also with the possibility of having your name on our friend's group.



Gail H. Ragsdale said...

A beautiful and inspiring post Audrey!

I mainly feed just sunflower seeds and safflower seed for the Cardinals. Most birds eat the sunflower seed with the exception of the cowbirds which are unwelcome at the feeder!

Gary Keimig said...

great comment. Straight from the heart.

Ces said...

Yes! Yes! Tell everyone you love you love them but only if you truly love them, not just like them. Love is a virtue.