I’m sitting in the airport waiting for another delayed flight. Every time this happens, I get an opportunity to do a little thinking about my life and why I do what I do.
Today I’ve been thinking about my wife and saying good-bye. We both have busy lives and we both seem to always be going in different directions. It’s easy for us to take each other for granted and it’s easy to just leave and assume that everything will be the same when we get back.
Unfortunately, we’re all one phone call away from disaster. This was especially true for me about four years ago when the phone rang. My doctor was on the line. I had just had some tests done and the reasons I went in for a test was negative. Then came the pause, and my doctor said I’ve scheduled an appointment for you to get a biopsy. It looks like you might have cancer.
What does this have to do with saying I love you? For me that phone call changed my life. I can assume that everything will be great when I get home, or I can look at reality where things sometimes just go horribly wrong.
One of the things I never want to do is to leave and not let Suzanne know I love her. She has been and continues to be the most important person in my life. As easy as it is for me to assume that things will always be the same, I just don’t want to do that.
For me, saying I love you every time we talk and every time we leave each other is important. It’s not likely that it’ll be the last time, and I definitely don’t want it to be without letting her know how important she is to me.
It’s a little thing, but the little things are what make our life rich. If we can mindfully go through life I believe our life has more shades and is richer.
What about you? Do you have someone you want to make sure you say I love you to? If you do and you don’t you might regret it. Telling people how you feel is good for the soul.
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