I don’t know if my friend John had the foresight to leave a will, or if he had plans for what would happen on his final day of life. I think frequently (yes, my mind works that way) of what I would do if I was told I had one day left to live – usually it involves DJ and kissing among other things. But I don’t have anything written down anywhere that states exactly what needs to be said.
One of my friends, Mark, had posted on his Facebook page something about needing to say “I love you” more often. I think that’s a good start, I recall my friend Brian once said I was the first person outside his family who ever told him that – strictly platonic, he was a roommate and is a good friend. I tell lots of people I love them, usually I mean it…. sometimes I, just out of habit, say “Ok, love you, bye bye”, to whomever I had on the phone, whether its Suzanne or a telemarketer.
But what else should be known, what else will I not have time to say? That’s a good question. That co-author who wrote the book 100 things to do before you die, died recently – fell and hit his head and he was dead. I wonder if he got to do all 100 things. I wonder if he got to tell his father he loved him.
So the point here, and I do have one, is that I’m going to start writing about those things here and try to say all those things that I needed to say and was either too busy, or to afraid to say. You never know when it might be too late.