I had no idea when I wrote out this list at the end of January how important and ‘prophetic’ this item would be.
There is a lady I’ve known for years in a professional capacity. We ‘hit it off’ from the moment we met. We chatted easily and shared tidbits about our personal lives easily. We constantly said, “We should get together for lunch!”
Two weeks ago she died. Last year she suffered massive internal damage due to a rampant virile infection.
The surgeons did all they could, stitched her back together and did not hold out much hope that my friend would live. I saw her a few times after that and again I ‘knew’I should make a point of getting together with her. She recovered
and lived quite spectacularly until she suffered a heart attack earlier this month.
She was a busy person, I’m a busy person. Damn, I wish I had made lunch happen with her.
The best way to deal with regret, that I know of, is to treat it as a life lesson – in this case, a very
serious life lesson, and change for the better. Today, I called on a lady that regularly tells me to “come over for lunch anytime.” I always reply, ‘Yes, yes I will.’ Today I went over to lunch with her. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Are you putting off doing something you ‘know’ you should do? I urge you to listen to your knowing.
Day 28: Fly away somewhere.