I had had a non event day, nothing memorable, until I got the news.
Dread gripped my heart, and I tried to phone and confirm if it was my friend, Mark. I left messages, and my heart felt dry like paper.
Hours passed and I started to realize all the conversations I still wanted to have with him, especially one conversation where I told him he was like a younger brother to me, and I really liked to spend time with him, and that I loved him.
I felt real regret that I had never had that conversation.
Then the phone rang, it was him, and he was fine. Relief washed over me like a wave as I took a deep breath. I made plans then to have that conversation with Mark, and I did.
I think we all have a Mark, or someone like Mark who is important to us. I don’t think it is just a guy thing that we neglect or shy away from expressing thankfulness and caring for friends.
Your heart will feel better for it, that summer night years ago, mine sure did.
I learned a lesson that night.
Thanks for reading, for taking a moment. I really have appreciated all the “likes” and comments this week. 🙂
I have included a beautiful Nat King Cole classic today – smile. He sings so velvety.