Two weeks ago at my Uncle Roy’s funeral, I visited with my friend Donnie. Just a couple of years earlier Donnie’s son had died unexpectedly. Donnie was doing well but told me that after his son passed away he had made it his goal to tell people what he thought about them while they were still alive. Then he looked at me and told me, “I’m thankful that Roy was one that I sent a note to.”
I stood there wishing I would have sent him a note or told him what he meant to me. At just 59 years old, everyone thought he had many more years. Now I’m stuck with believing that Roy knew that I loved him, but I would have felt better if I could have just told Roy before he was gone.
It’s been since the funeral that I’ve committed to myself to tell people more often how I really feel about them. I’ve done a pretty good job over the past two weeks. Just yesterday I stopped a man at church that I highly respect, but had never told him how I felt. It took about two minutes to tell him just how much I love, admire and respect him. It felt good and was the right thing to do.
I plan to keep it up and that brings me to today. Today I wish to tell you, in all seriousness, how humbled and honored I am that you take a few minutes of your day to stop by this blog. I appreciate your reading and taking time to comment. You have blessed my life. Thank you for allowing me to share this ministry with you.
How about today you take the challenge of telling just one person how much they mean to you?