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Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow

by John Buri, PhD
John Buri is speaking at the Better Marriages Conference: Educating Couples – Building Relationships July 11-14, 2013 in Raleigh, NC

My wife and I recently went to a memorial for a 15-year old boy who had died in his sleep a year ago. It was a beautiful (and painful) memorial, and it has left me reflecting on the following (author unknown):

“If you are ever going to love me, love me now, while I can still know the sweet and tender feelings from which true affection flow.
Love me now, while I am living.
Do not wait until I’m gone, and then have it chiseled in marble, sweet words on ice-cold stone.
It you have tender thoughts of me, please tell me now.”

Take a moment today and tell those you love that you do.
Give them a hug.
Say those 3 gentle words that are so meaningful and so life-giving.
Forgive those who need forgiving, and ask forgiveness where needed.
Love is meant to bring life, and it is most true to its purpose when it is expressed.
Don’t wait until tomorrow – tomorrow may not come.