Got something you wanna say? Something that might make someone’s day? Say it now.
Live A Regret-Proof Life
I’m very aware of my own mortality. And that of others around me. Not always a fun way to be but it does offer value in this way: I tell people I care. A friend of mine got a lil’ tipsy the other night as we shared a bottle of cheap Sauvignon Blanc. Our conversation wandered into how grateful she is to her step-dad for stepping up when he didn’t have to. “Someday I’d like to tell him how much that meant to me.” she said to herself. I felt my stomach drop. GAH! “Say it now!” I thought.
“Someday” is really just code for “Never”
Those conversations are always a little awkward, right? You feel like you need to wait until the right moment. You don’t know how they’ll react. Will they cry? Brush you off? But what if it makes their day? Year? Lifetime? What if it’s the kind of acknowledgment they’ve been thirsting for? The kind they didn’t even know they needed. What a gift! Any awkwardness now will certainly be better than the regret of never having the chance later. If you’ve got something to say. Say it now!