Ever since I lost my daughter, I make it a point to end every conversation, email or text message to those I love and care about with an "I love you."
We all have a case of "if only's". If only I had......
I never got to tell my daughter that I loved her. And I have lived with that for almost 20 years. I don't want to make that mistake again. Of course Spike brushes it off. He is definitely not the mushy kind. But he still gets to hear it all the time from me. Almost every day.
For folks I don't know but whose path crosses mine every so often, I give them a smile. I have lots of those. Enough to share with the world and make someone's day. As the saying goes, "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." When I make a run to CVS on my scooter, there is an old gentleman that sits out on his front stoop. I ALWAYS make it a point to smile and say hello to him. His face just lights up. And it didn't cost me anything.
My doctor one time asked me if I ever get depressed. Me? Is he crazy? I am too busy passing out smiles and "I love You". I don't have time for depression.
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"