Today is the funeral of my mother-in-law. On days like this we look back at the life of the loved one who passed away. We remember the storms they weathered and the tears they cried but also the times they danced and laughed despite rain.
We also take a moment to reflect on our own lives. We look at the good we have done, the joy we have felt. But in light of death we become painfully aware of our own vulnerability, and the fact that our own lives are finite. Suddenly, our shortcomings come to the surface of our consciousness; things we have done or failed to do; regrets and apologies never spoken.
Tomorrow will be another day. Pick up the phone and re-connect with the friend who slipped out of your life because you were busy with so much else. Ask your colleague how he is doing and really listen to his answer. Take a deep breath and write a note of apology to the person you hurt. Meet with a friend and give her a hug because you know she struggles. Life is a string of small things that make ourselves and others feel better.
Don’t wait for the storm to pass, the right moment might never come. Take action and dance now!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!