I recently ran across a column in a Chicago newspaper that I thought was pretty interesting. It made me stop and think about a few things and I hope to put what I learned into action. Here is the link to the column [ Link ]
I believe that this column really should reverberate with the genealogist. Actually, it should affect everyone. Stop and think about it. Should we wait until we are dead for everyone to know just what we feel?
I believe that there is no time like the present to write down your feelings about someone and let them know. Hey, I’ll say it! I try to be a manly man. I don’t want to show my feelings. But the truth is that I often times find myself thinking that I really need to let someone know how I feel about something. I can’t say it to their face but I can sure write it down!
Take the time today to think of someone who you may be wanting to talk to but just haven’t been able to bring yourself to do so. Think of someone who you wish you would have talked to but never took the time and now they are gone. I regret so much that I never really talked to my dad about some things that I really felt we needed to get off our shoulders. No, there was no hatred, just tension and it would have been a lot easier if we just would have taken the time to talk or just wrote down our feelings!
I plan on taking a little more action now! There are quite a few people in my family who I have to write and let them know how I feel. Nieces and nephews who I haven’t been the greatest uncle to. My brothers and sisters. Heck, even my wife and children. Now is the time to take care of business. Let folks know what you feel before it is too late!
Stop and think about it!