It is never too late

I was reading a very good book the other day, Write it Down, Make it Happen: Knowing what you want and getting it! by Henriette Anne Klauser and came to a paragraph that moved me deeply. On page 161 she says, “I know a new dad who wrote a letter to his just-born son. ‘Let the rest of the world be the heavy. I want to be your champion.‘” She was talking about this in the context of having friends that are supportive when we venture into something new.

I read that quote and SO MUCH wished that I had written that to my sons, now 29 and 33, when they were born. It was a little late, but I sent it to them that day. They both appreciated it. It is never too late to tell someone how we feel or felt.

The older I get the more I see how loving support, looking for what someone is doing right, “lighting up” when I see a friend, and celebrating each other, is where I want to go….these are the people that I want to be around too. I don’t mean false flattery or compliments…we can all feel them. There is a great quote, “Truth without love is cruel and love without truth is a lie.” I am talking about the everyday good thoughts and feelings that I have about my friends and family that might be forgotten and never spoken.

I am going to set an intention this week to tell people, if a positive thought of them comes into my mind, no matter how long ago it happened, what I am thinking/feeling for them. This is going to be fun!

8 thoughts on “It is never too late”

  1. You are right! It does my heart good when I see the smile on a person’s face from my telling them something positive. It certainly changes the way we think when we try to say things that are positive. We all need a champion!

    1. It is those little things isn’t it?! There is a book, 14,000 things to be happy about, that just lists one thing after the other (so i’ll neve find the exact quote) but one of them is, “when someone pats the seat next to them for you to come sit by them.” I had never thought about that before…when at a party and someone does that, I always love it…it always gives me that special feeling. Thank you Peg.

  2. It is only through the serendipitous mention from Jon Katz that I know of your blog; it is the “every day good thoughts and feelings” that bring me back often.
    Thank YOU, for that.

  3. Hi Mary,
    Enjoying your daily messages of insight, loving kindness, inquiry, gentleness, humour, wisdom and all the energy of these thoughts that come through your beautifully scripted words. I come away from your writing and sharing with an uplifted spirit.

    Namaste (The light in me honors the light in you)

  4. I love Henriette Klauser’s books – she is very inspiring. I think you have a great idea. Not everyone will appreciate your gesture (see your posting the other day for that one!), but I think many will be deeply touched by you doing it.

    Another good book along that line is “365 Thank You’s” by John Kralik. Writing a thank you note each day really changed his life and you see it in his writing style as he goes along.


    P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!

  5. Hi again, Mary. I like that you practice what you preach. You made me happy when you said you look forward to my comments on your blog. Coincidence: my son will be 33 on May 3rd & my daughter turned 29 on Dec. 11th. We were birthing and raising our babies at the same time! Connections.

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