…I will come home and hug my wife harder than ever before. I will look her into the eyes and say how beautiful she is. I will kiss her soft lips and remember our wedding day, and how happy we were. I will thank her for all the hardships she endures because of me and my stupidity. I will kiss her hands for every meal they have prepared, for every moment they have touched me, for every good deed they have done. I will lean over and whisper in her ear: “I love you.”
…I will visit my parents and have a long and deep conversation with them. I will thank them for everything they have ever done for me. For all the nights they didn’t sleep because I was sick, for long hours they spent teaching me how to be a better human being, for all the perfect meals they prepared, for all the love they gave to me. I will hug them tightly and say: “I love you.”
…I will go for lunch with my sister and tell her how much I appreciate that she is in my life. I will tell her how much I miss her and all the stupidity we did together. We will remember looking at the clouds and making funny stories about them. We will remember how carefree we were. We will remember all our fights and misunderstandings, and how unimportant they were. At the end of our lunch, I will hug her tightly and say: “I love you.”
…I will go visit my grandpa at the cemetery. I will light a candle, shed a tear, and let out a deep sigh. I will remember every word he said to me. And every piece of advice. And every smile directed towards me. I would like to tell him how the world has changed, and how I have changed. I will miss all the amazing stories he used to tell me, which will now be lost forever. Before I leave, I will say with sadness in my voice: “I love you.”
…I will call my friends – my current friends, and my past friends. I will tell them how much I have cherished their friendship and support over the years. I will still remember all the great times we spent together. Our high school days, college days, parties, and stupidity. Before I hang up, I will tell them that I really value their friendship and I will say: “I love you.”
…I will gather my children together and explain to them that even if I have not been the best father in the world, I tried my best to raise them, and give them everything I didn’t have. I will tell them I wish we had spent more time together when they were little and that I am sorry for all those long hours I worked and neglected them. I will tell them how sorry I am that we didn’t play more. At the end of our conversation, I will stand and cry for all lost memories. I will hug each one individually and tell them: “I love you.”
Yes, I will tell them all this…
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