This story made me think about my life. Many take people for granted and never realize what they’ve got right in front of them. It’s not that we don’t appreciate what we have, it’s just that we never take the time to tell a person what we think of them until it’s too late. This story made me wonder what my loved ones would think and feel if I were no longer here. They’d be devastated, but would they regret never telling me how much they cared?
I really liked this story because it made me realize that the people we care about may not always be here. If we have something to tell them, we should say it today and not leave it for a tomorrow that may not come.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.