A dear friend and beloved family member of ours, Denise Barone, passed away last year. Her birthday is February 28, and this is our first year without her here on earth.
Recently my coach shared this insightful and thought-provoking question: What Would You Do for One More Day with a Departed Loved One?
He shared author Mitch Albom's research about what people would do if they could have just one more day with a late loved one.
Interestingly, most people didn't want to experience an exciting trip or dramatic event. Rather, they wanted to share one more "normal" day with that loved one, and the opportunity to say "I love you" in person one more time.
While we can't magically bring back an already departed loved one, I can remind you to share time with and show care for the loved ones still with you.
People get busy, or allow small disagreements to fester, or just stop talking with one another, and then find it difficult to re-connect.
This leap year we all literally get "one more day". I encourage you to reach out to your loved ones still with you. Arrange to share a normal day, such as going to dinner at a favorite restaurant, spending time in nature together or just walking around the neighborhod and express your love to them directly face to face.
Image of our beloved Denise Barone and son Dan Barone at the local Elks Lodge for the annual Chili-Cook-Off is from author's collection.
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