Sep 202017



at some time in the future. one of these days, at a future date, sooner or later


What if you wake up tomorrow and it is SOMEDAY?  What do you want to do?  Who do you want to call?  Who do you want to write? What do you want to eat?  Where do you want to go? What do you want to say?

The last thing my very dear childhood friend Michael said to me was, “Maybe someday I will just drop by…Hee Hee” He passed away shortly after that message to me 2 years ago.  I still fantasize that he will just drop by.  I still look for him everywhere I go.  I still check my messenger to see if maybe, just maybe, he has read my messages back to him and he isn’t really gone.

Facebook is notorious for reminding you of the “somedays” you have missed.  Facebook still reminds me to ask another friend of mine, who passed away a couple of years ago, to play a particular game with me.  Or it will say, “your friend Bob plays this game” Really?  He’s playing a game on FB?! Why hasn’t he called?! I want to play ALL of these games with him.  I want to call him and talk about games like we used to.  I want to talk to him about everything!  But I can’t.

Then, the other day, Cat Oake, who I had met in person only a handful of times but had her in my sphere of life for close to 20 years, and considered her a friend, passed away suddenly.  (Isn’t that an odd term…saying someone “passed away suddenly”  Isn’t it always “sudden”?  Even when it’s “expected” it’s still sudden.  It’s just the end.) I am reminded of all the things I didn’t say to her but wanted to.  I am reminded of all the times I won’t have with her.  I am reminded of all the times she won’t have.  I am reminded of how much she meant to so many.  I am also reminded of her remarkable legacy and the difference she made in so many people’s lives – the difference she will continue to make!

Think about it.  What are you waiting for?  Who do you want to call?  What are you putting off doing?  Who needs to hear from you?  What’s on your “someday” list?  Who do you need to forgive? Who needs an apology? Don’t wait – because SOMEDAY is always RIGHT NOW and so is SUDDENLY.