Two weeks ago I’d found out someone whom I met via Twitter in 2009 died of pneumonia complications. It made me upset that we drifted apart in 2012 and I never got the opportunity to check on him. I never even got to thank him for being the awesome social butterfly that introduced me to so many awesome people. I never even go the chance to say goodbye.
Joshua’s death struck me, kind of hard. He was a creative, 24 year old kid, whose star was just rising.
The potential he had. I knew him in life and now in past tense. I knew he was going to be the giant ball of creativity this world was going to see. This world won’t get to know him now. This world is changed.
Life is “funny” about teaching us lessons, even when we don’t want a trial to go through. We, as humans, can lose sight of so many things. We’re never not too busy to check up on our old “haunts”. I think it’s necessary in any relationship whether current or past tense to check up and say a few words. You want to finish letting them know how you feel. Life is so fleeting or momentary, you turn around and the person you seek is gone.
The opportunity to say, “hey, I wanted to just say hi, hope you’re well, you were in my thoughts, know that I love you,”
It’s so easy in being benevolent to others. Pride is what destroys you. Nothing else.
Take the time to renew part of who you are, to make sure the lives you touch, every day or surround your life know how you feel. Let them know so that even in death you can carry the knowledge of having had the opportunity of telling them you loved them.
Tomorrow isn’t promised.