Sitting at a funeral for a friend two years ago today, I asked a neighbor how her husband was doing. This was the response:
“He’s struggling. He had retired but decided to go back to work. She didn’t want him to. She’d been begging him to quit and stay home to spend more time with her since they didn’t need the money. She finally convinced him. His last day was Saturday. She passed away Friday. He just keeps saying he should have quit long ago. He should have spent every minute he could with her.“
The funeral finished and the family rose to leave. Her husband falls to the ground by her side and sobs. My heart breaks for him.
Listen people, we’ve got this moment. This one. Right here. Right now. We are not promised the next one. What do you need to do right this minute? What needs to be your priority tonight? Can I challenge you to stop whatever it is you’re doing right now and tell someone in your life that you love them? Because truth be told, you just never know when it’s going to be your last chance.