A few days ago, I received an email from the husband of one of my readers, informing me that his wife had passed away a month ago. She had won a contest to have lunch with me about a year ago, and he wanted to thank me for taking the time to make her day special. Little did I know on the day we shared conversation over lunch, that she was ill and would soon be leaving her earthly home. Had I known, I might have spent even more time with her. Had I known, maybe there would have been more I could have said.
Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing when we or a loved one will pass on. However, we can, and should, live each day as though it’s our last, making the most of each moment and living each day to the fullest. None of us wants to live with regrets, wishing we had said or done something for or with a friend or family member. Instead of taking people for granted, I want to show all the love I can to my family, friends, and everyone God sends my way.
As a song in my church hymn book says, “Make me a blessing. . . Make me a blessing. . . Make me a blessing to someone today.” Is there someone you need to bless? Has someone blessed you in a special way?