Love Today. Tomorrow May Be Too Late!

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Love Today. Tomorrow May Be Too Late!

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Phil Holleman

 

I learned yesterday morning the husband of a Facebook friend was killed in an accident Tuesday. They have a 14-year old son and a 10-year old daughter.

When I hear stories like this, I have to admit my faith takes a little beating. I don’t understand why these things happen. I mean, this very nice lady has lost her husband, and the kids lost their Dad.

The prevailing wisdom is there a purpose in everything that happens in our lives. However, It doesn’t make sense.

Maybe it’s not supposed to make sense. Maybe we just need to believe these kind of events are for the greater good.

You know what, though! I’m going to add this to my list of questions to ask God when it’s my turn to sit down with Him. He’s definitely going to need some Tylenol after he’s finished with me. He will have a headache.

Events like this emphasize to me the importance of relationships. I’m learning, at a later age in life, to really hold onto and nurture those relationships that are important to me. Up until now, it has been so easy to take them for granted.

What does this mean? Tell each and every important person in your life you love him or her. Every day. That’s right, EVERY DAY! That’s your husband, your wife, your kids. And everyone else who is an important part of your life.

Stop taking the important folks in your life for granted. Talk to them; find out what’s going on with them. Just flat out pay attention.

Why? Because they may not be here tomorrow. I repeat, they may not be here tomorrow. For that matter, you may not be here tomorrow.

You can’t waste time. Things go way too fast now. A lot faster than they used to.You know the old expression, “Here today, gone tomorrow!” Treat those important people in your life like there’s no tomorrow.

I have to do all of these things myself. I just assumed everyone’s going to be around forever. Well, that ain’t the case. Maybe that’s one reason why I live in Georgia now. I was taking my family for granted. I need them, so I have to let them know I love them. I have to thank them for loving me.

Can you imagine what it would be like if everyone would do these things? I think the world would be a much happier place!

Yours in good health,

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Vicky June 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I agree with you completely and totally get the part about giving God a headache!

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Anastasiya Day June 26, 2011 at 4:34 am

Phil great article! Thank you so much for posting it! We must value and appreciate what we have now and enjoy it!

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Eno Nsima-Obot June 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Hi Phil,
I can’t help but echo the importance of loving reaching out and supporting those we love. Three years ago- in March 2008- my mother in law died suddenly of complications related to diabetes. About a week prior, I had promised to visit with her not really knowing how sick she was but got busy seeing patients in my clinic. She had called asking whether I would come visit as promised. It was late in the evening and I was still busy seeing patients. I was short and abrupt letting her know that I was busy and perhaps ‘some other time’. Well that time never arrived. A week later I was summoned to the hospital after being informed that she had suffered an uncontrollable stomach bleed at night and was on a ventilator. I rushed into the ICU to find her dead. My upcoming book on diabetes is dedicated to her memory. But the best I can do is remember to celebrate life each day with those I love dearly. Much Love to you!

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Paul Crowson June 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Thanks Phil, you really brought it out! When I almost lost my son, God woke me up about neglected my Dad, had never physically hugged him, he wasn’t the hugging type, but I was with everyone else, my son, after his recovery… is an emotional giant, and he was the one that noticed I had never done it. and he rehabbed me! Your article reminded me how short our opportunities to do good are! Thanks a bunch!

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pat June 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Phil for the great reminder to look around at our own family and see if we are really letting them know that we love them – today!!

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Phil June 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thank you Pat! When I read about Dawn losing her husband, it just struck a nerve.

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Janice Dempsey June 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

This article touched me because my mom and I did not get along very well because we were both so head strong and so much alike. She worked at a thermometer place in Florida for 7 years… In 2001 she was diagnosed with lung cancer from the mercury, she didnt smoke. They gave her 9 months to live… she lived 5 years (Thank you Lord) Two days before she passed away, I gave her a hug and could hear the “death rattle” in her lungs as I hugged her. They put her on oxygen that day. Hospice was called in to help my dad with her. Her body was shutting down and she was dead weight to him now. He was giving her a sponge bath when she took her last breath…. I thank the good Lord that the day I gave her that hug, I told her that I loved her and those were the last words she ever heard me say. So if you have someone who you love, PLEASE tell them very often. I didnt tell her enough because we were both so stubborn… of course I regret that now. My parents were wonderful parents but I was a stubborn child and now I regret alot of things I did to them. So please if you still have your parents, treat them good. I try so hard now to be alot better person toward people, especially my family. But friends are very important too. Dont have regrets like I do, fix it now….. You wont be sorry!!

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