I woke up this morning and checked my emails like I always do. And I found, to my dismay, that a friend of mine had passed away unexpectedly. She was a mom of three girls and was only 29. I know there is a reason for everything but sometimes it's hard to understand. And I think I relate to this death because I'm 28 and I have 3 kids as well.
I was thinking about the people that I have met and the people that have touched my life, and did I do enough to touch there's? I wasn't ever close to Misty but I would call her a friend. Just recently I've been getting back in touch with friends from High School, and I had Misty's email address and had been thinking about emailing her. I thought about this for about 3 weeks. Why didn't I email her? Not that I could have changed the out come or anything, but at least she would know how she touched my life so many years ago.
I wasn't popular in school and most of the friends I made were because I was part of a Cross Country team (I've only kept constant contact with one girl friend and we grew close through a class we had together... You can learn a lot over fish crackers). I think now that I'm back in contact with some it's because we have family and kids in common. I learned a lot from the girls I raced with, and when we graduated we all parted ways. I've wonder what happen to this person, or that person, but never did anything about it. And now... at least with one person I missed that chance.
How often do you get that prompting to call someone or write a note, or just even offer a little prayer for them, and you didn't? Are we doing all we can to learn from others, and doing what we can to touch other people. I truly believe that we are put in different places or we meet certain people for a reason.
I encourage you to listen to those promptings and contact those people you have been thinking about for awhile. Or reconnect with an old friend. Drop a note or just offer a prayer. But don't let the time pass you by, we only know a portion of the plan that was set out for us, and if we don't take the opportunity now, we may not get a 'next time'.