Today I was browsing through twitter and I took a long pause on this tweet written by @DoSomething.
“If you knew you had ten minutes to live, who would you call to say goodbye?”
Wow. This has been on my mind the entire day.
Beyond the people that automatically came into my head, I thought about all of the people I hadn’t talked to in a while.
Some of these people have made permanent difference in my life. Whether it was my teacher at the alternative school I attended who taught me how to look at life from a different perspective or the college advisor who never let me sleep in by sending me texts of reminders to “get on your stuff” and eventually saw me walk that stage.
Would I call those people who broke my heart and made me cry? Would I call them and thank them for bringing me closer to God? Would I call and tell them “I forgive you” because a heart that carries old burdens eventually causes one to trip. Would I call the people who doubted me and say “look at me now” like C.Breezy. No. That’s too condescending.
Maybe I wouldn’t call anyone at all. Maybe I, personally, would just write because that’s when my thoughts come pouring through like water trying to be caught in one’s hands. My tears would fill the pages. I just pray I’ve paid my wages on this earth to be the best person I can be each and every second.
The question is a heavy one. Its truths are very real though. It could be yours or mine (last ten minutes on this earth) at any given minute. Who do you need to call? Who do you need to be honest with?
Do Something. http://twitter.com/dosomething