Over the last few weeks my Facebook timeline has been filled with memorials.
First, a friend and colleague, Mark, died suddenly of a heart attack. Second, American sports news personality Stuart Scott died from the cancer he had fighting for years.
The flood of kind words, memories, well wishes for the families, and stories of learning from the lives of the deceased was amazing. I discovered things about two men I admired that I didn’t know. I was touched to know how the lives of so many were deeply affected because of the admirable way that these two men lived.
As heartwarming as this is, there was (and is) a part of me that aches for the missed opportunities for these men to hear these words while they were alive.
My heart also ached for all those people who didn’t get to share those words when they still had the chance. I have worked with so many clients on their regrets for unsaid words.
Say It Now
There are many people in your life who would appreciate knowing how much they mean to you. There are words that have been left unspoken for too long and bridges that feel like they have been burned too long ago to be rebuilt.
Today is a new day. Now is a new chance. Don’t let the moment pass.
I Know You Are Scared To Death!
Saying meaningful things is scary. You are opening yourself to judgment. You are opening yourself up to the possibility that your thoughts and emotions are not returned. You are exposing your vulnerability.
Yes, that is scary. Really scary.
If you are to afraid to let someone know the truth, a truth that you will heartbroken about if you don’t share it with them, then I encourage you to listen to this audio: Talk About, Talk To, and Talk As If
This little tool is the perfect way to get yourself more comfortable with sharing the words that need to be shared.
I know you’re scared, but it will be worth it!