Breathe
Breathe

It is a long while since posting here, but life hasn’t been normal. Amidst family visits to Australia and packing to move home, communication has been mostly one way – others to me.

Now I sit at a bedside where a member of my family is breathing his last and has lost the powers of communication completely. How fortunate I am to still have mine. Although one way, me to Dad, the importance of using words while I still can banishes all bucket list items to a pile of fruitless endeavours.

Now is the time to communicate the positives. Leave your emotional spring cleaning for another day. Forget the buts, what-ifs, protocols, correctness, moods, sensitivities or schedules. Stop the rushing clock before it gets stopped for you. clock-1392328_1280Pull out the gratitude, the gifts and treasures of memory. Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to say, “I love you,” and why. Who knows, you might save on the ‘if-onlys’ and the spring cleaning.

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