Yesterday a good friend had a surfing accident and lost consciousness. He is actually in one of the pictures of my surf photo expedition post. Today he has woken up, but the message to all those who know him is clear: life is fragile and unpredictable. It could end at any moment, without warning or a chance to escape. A loved one could die right now, or maybe you… maybe me. Nobody really knows. When it happens, we usually regret not having said “I love you” more often, or not spending enough time together, etc. The list of regrets can pile up.
So why don’t we say the good things more often? I reckon, most people would rather criticize than praise. Why? Doesn’t it feel nice when someone says: “good job,” “I care,” “I’m here?” But we forget; we forget to say the beautiful things. We think: hey, I’ll share it tomorrow. But tomorrow may be too late. The only time is now. Speak now, with passion and sincerity. There will never be a wrong moment to say something nice and every second is an opportunity to brighten up someone’s day. Don’t waste it. Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to express affection. Do it now. Do it every day. Say the beautiful things without hesitation, for they bring smiles to all who hear.