I’m still here

Posted by Doc
Jun 09 2010

Fourteen years ago today, roughly five hours from now as I write this, I felt the beginnings of my heart attack. That experience – the whole heart attack experience – was a revelation to me, and I continue to celebrate my survival and growth.

Perhaps it seems obvious that a heart attack could change one’s outlook on life and relationships. Sadly, I’ve met too many people who survived and went right back to doing and being who they were.

As part of my annual celebration, let me share my three lessons once more:

  1. Don’t wait until tomorrow to say “I love you” – you might not have a tomorrow, and wouldn’t it be sad not to let people know how you feel about them.
  2. Don’t wait until tomorrow to say “I’m sorry” – those words don’t mean that you’re wrong or that you’re apologizing, and they do contribute to someone else’s happiness – what does it cost you to say?
  3. Don’t wait until tomorrow to say “thank you” – gratitude, as love, friendship, regret, sympathy, and so many other expressions, is best served up warm.

Thank you, whoever you are, for being a part of my rich and continuing life.

Don’t wait until tomorrow.

6 Responses

  1. Marie N. says:

    Wow, it’s been 14 years?! I remember being very surprised to hear about it, but happy that you were OK. The other thing I remember is celebrating (and catering) your anniversary party that year. What a joyous gathering!

    And in keeping with your topic, thank you for being my friend for the last {mumble*} years. Love you, miss you! xxxooo

    • Doc says:

      Yes, it’s been a wonderfully long time. Our friendship has always been a thread of joy in my life. It HAS been a long time. I had only one child when we met! 😉

      I love you too.

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    RT @athought: Blogged: I’m still here [link to post] ME: So true. Thanks for sharing!

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    Great post. Thank You! RT @athought Blogged: I’m still here [link to post]

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    @athought I’m glad you are still here. I count myself lucky to have met you.

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    I’m glad you are here – now I just need to see you in person. RT @athought: Blogged: I’m still here [link to post]

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