Thursday, March 13, 2008

At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
Barbara Bush

A collegue and dear friend of my boss died yesterday. She went to visit him on Tuesday afternoon and had the chance to sit and chat with him for hours while his wife slipped out of the house for some errands. He was ill, everyone knew that, but he was in good spirits and alert. The visit was so nice that my boss had plans to stop by at least weekly. Then we learned he had died yesterday afternoon.

Official life lesson learned: Always make the time. Always. She had kids to pick up from school, meetings to attend and e-mails to read but she spent her afternoon eating ice cream by his bedside. Imagine if she hadn't visited and today he was gone?

I have learned first hand that you always have to make the time to visit in ill friend or family member. You will never know when time will run out.

From now on, I will always make the time.


n8andbumber said...

I'm so sorry your friend passed away. It's amazing how it can wake you up, huh?

Are You Willing to Change? said...

So true...Thanks for the post! It really makes you think about how important it is to take the time to call someone or stop by and see them. I think everyday, I really need to call my mom or friend, and I am like, well, I just don't feel like it. So, I don't and then it's a few weeks before I make the call. What if something happened to them before I could call?! Thanks for the comment. I think I'll call today.

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