Yesterday morning i got a call from a young lady i met with a few weeks ago, whose first contact with me was through this site. She contacted me, and then we had our first meeting. It was a good meeting and we agreed to be in touch.
As soon as my phone rang and i saw that it was her, my heart pricked me, why? Because i had a strong impression to call or send her an sms recently. The guilty feeling became more when she told me she had just been discharged from the hospital two days ago after a serious bike accident – she was thrown off a bike.
I felt bad. If i had called her much earlier, it would’ve been timely and very well appreciated and needed. I then went on a trip in my mind, a trip of, I woulda coulda shoulda…..
This is definitely not the first time that’s happened to me. I mean, putting off what i should do till later, it’s called procrastination, a thief of time. While writing this article, a write-up i once read came to my mind, and a part of it that struck me is this phrase:
What would you do if your best friend died tomorrow and you never got to tell them how you felt?
It really doesn’t have to be our best friend; anyone whose path crosses ours deserves to be shown love; it’s a huge responsibility but that’s what God expects of us. It could be tough cos some people are so hard to be shown love, because of their past experiences.
I approached a lady a few weeks ago who i noticed had been waiting in my office reception for long. She looked quite familiar and i asked her if we had met. She said, “not officially”. We exchanged pleasantries and i left. About a week after, i heard she died in an accident. I was moved. I didn’t do anything fantastic, just a hello, but for me, i didn’t feel disconnected from her. She probably knew me from a distance and i didn’t, but we connected, in a little way. I learnt another lesson.
After the incident with the girl that i spoke with on phone which was more recent, i made up my mind to obey impressions that God lays on my heart, little or much, moreso, when it has to do with other people. I was just thanking God that i didn’t take a more serious issue for granted.
Let’s do what we should, when we’re prompted to. When we don’t, the results could be costly.
Have a great weekend!