Don't wait…

grief

This month I had an article written, edited and rewritten. It was good but just good.

The article didn’t make me feel anything but it would’ve gotten management off my case until next month!

This morning I’m sitting here full of guilt, sadness and loss and suddenly that article doesn’t seem to mean anything. You don’t need another article on how to train your salespeople or serve people.

In the early morning hours today I got that phone call we all dread,
to tell me my Grandmother “MawMaw” passed away.

I could’ve driven an extra two hours to Tennessee when I was in southern Illinois a few months ago but I didn’t. I was tired and it would be an extra day to my trip. I was going to call her last week but I got busy…she understands what it means when sales are down. “MawMaw” is a strong, southern woman…she’ll always be there for me, I was sure.

As I sit here typing this and the tears are streaming, I realize that I haven’t spoken to her since my sister’s wedding a little over a year ago. How could I let this happen? How could I neglect my own family like this? I see folks on the worst day of their lives everyday. I’ve seen them overcome with guilt and I stood up and vowed that I would never let that happen to me. I said I would never get so caught up in my own life that I couldn’t reach out to those who are important to me to let them know I love them and I’m thinking of them.

I’m reaching out to you today to hopefully save someone from the feelings I’m feeling. Sit down with your address book or your fancy phone and call your loved ones. If they don’t answer, simply leave a message to let them know you’re thinking of them and you love them.

Don’t wait for a birthday or a special day or for when you have time.
That day may never come.

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