Do you know what sucks? That we never know when will be the last time we will see someone. And what's even worse, it's that the regret you feel now won't magically go away. So, can you fix it?
The world needs more love. More kindness and more warm embraces. We keep fantasizing about these fairytale romances and grand gestures while forgetting that love comes in all shapes and sizes and expressing it will only make you stronger.
When was the last time you called your parents and told them you loved them for no reason? When was the last time you smiled at a stranger because you saw warmth in their eyes? And finally, what would you do if you had a chance to see your loved ones now, again, for the very last time? You'd hug them tightly, tighter than ever because you would know that there's no coming back. No, we still don't have time travel machines, but we do have something better: a sense of purpose and lots of reminders that nothing lasts forever.
Our chaotic lives, stressful situations, and deadlines aren't making our lives easier. Somehow, we miss all those small but significant moments and chances to express our true feelings. We aren't present, yet we aren't ready to stop and think that people leave.
Don't wait anymore. Call, facetime, send a text, do whatever you feel it's right, so you don't end up living in regret. That dreadful feeling of disappointment doesn't go away. No one ever says: "Hey, I wish I worked more." The elderly are always reminding us that they genuinely wish to have more time, not for themselves but loved ones.
I'm not talking merely about the people who left us for good. If you miss your ex, swallow your pride and call them. Maybe you simply needed some clarity. And if you are thinking about your childhood friend, there's nothing weird about sending them a friend request. The decision is up to you, so trust your gut and do what's best for you.
It's relatively easy: use your words, but more importantly, show your love. It can be a friendly hug, a small kiss on the cheek, or something a bit more romantic. You don't want to end up a bitter older person, asking yourself what you could've done. Instead, do it now and change your life path.
Reacting on an impulse doesn't have to be a bad idea. It is if you're doing it out of boredom, and you need to check out if your ex has moved on. But, generally, when it comes to people who shine a light on your life, let them know that you care. Hug them, melt with them, and appreciate that you have them in your life.
While sometimes the physical distance is an issue, you can always use the advantages of technologies and be there for the people you love. You can't visit your grandma, but you can call her. Your mom might be far away, but your hearts are bound forever, so tell her that. Don't let people leave without knowing they mean the world to you.
There's no such thing as tomorrow since it might be too late. All you have is this moment, so what will it be? Regrets or actions? The choice is yours, and it's not hard. Even if that means forgiving someone for not being the best parent or friend, don't let the past and your stupid pride turn your life into a story without a happy ending.
Stop questioning yourself and send love to the ones you can't imagine your world without.