Things You didn’t do

Things You didn’t do

Don’t Brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.

Leo Buscaglia
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In his talk ‘Only You can make the Difference,’ he quoted Sigmund Freud (hope I got it right from the video), ” … all of us think that we are immortal and we’re going to live forever and we’re constantly putting things off for tomorrow.” Don’t we always feel that – there’s always tomorrow – especially so when we are procrastinating and putting things off? “I’ll just do it tomorrow,” we told ourselves.

I want to share this little poem written by one of Dr. Buscaglia’s female students which he also shared in the talk with you.

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Things You Didn’t Do

Remember the day I borrowed your brand-new car,
And I dented it?
I thought you’d kill me,
But you didn’t.

And remember the time I dragged you to the beach,
And you said it would rain, and it did?
I thought you’d say, “I told you so,”
But you didn’t.

And the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous?
And you were?
I thought you’d leave me,
But you didn’t.

And you remember the time I spilled blueberry pie all over your brand new car rug?
I thought you’d smack me,
But you didn’t.

And the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal,
And you showed up in jeans?
I thought you’d leave me forever,
But you didn’t.

Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do,
But you put up with me, and you loved me, and you protected me.
There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you
When you returned from Vietnam,
But you didn’t.
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We have this fallacy that tomorrow is guaranteed and we sometimes learn the lesson through the hard way. And as Dr. Buscaglia said, “There’s something to be done, you do it now because tomorrow may never be there and especially is that true in human relationships.” Tomorrow will always be there but we may no longer be part of it. The time to live is now, the time to love is now and the time to do is now! Live life with no regret! I’ll leave you with the dynamic talk of Dr. Buscaglia.


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