Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In case I'm gone tomorrow

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 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 how you really feel?

The important thing is to let every one of your friends know your true feelings, even if you think they don't love you back.
So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please vote against  Obama.


  1. So very true, as I understand quite well. And, I shall do as requested. Take care, my friend.

    1. Back at you, my friend. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. bahahahahahahah! oh John...the whole post was so touching and i was nodding my head as i read each line with little tears forming in my eyes. i try to live every day with these things in mind - i try to always hug everyone when i greet them and then hug them before they, or i leave. i try to write happy, uplifting posts on our blog and share our outlook on life which is to live it to the fullest and be thankful for everything. so i really enjoyed this post.

    but then i got to the part about not voting for Obama and laughed my fool head off. good one, John. a real good one! bahahahahahah!

    your friend,

    1. I was the same way when I first read this and I try to do the same each day. I feel that every time you and yours are apart for a little time, even a trip to the store,you should hug them when leaving. If I didn't and something happened, I could never live with myself.

      Thanks for your thoughts.