It always seems to me when someone dies or when a relationship ends or something you thought you treasured so much just disappears that you wonder if you did enough. Did you call frequently enough? Did you visit often enough? Did you let them know we loved them...enough? Did you keep things you loved safe enough?
And then I wonder just what is enough?
I am not sure I know what enough really is. It's just something you know. You know in your heart if you did all you could to let someone know you cared. You know if you made time to pay your respects, or paid attention when they spoke. You just know that enough was really enough...or not.
I always have believed that if you find yourself asking these questions above or ones like them, then maybe it wasn't enough. I also believe that you know. You always know. You know long before its too late. And you make choices. Maybe excuses. Maybe you rationalize and justify and even get a little angry. But you always know.
My advice is that you listen to that voice, the one only you can hear. The voice that tells you that you need to pay attention...before its too late. Pick up the phone. Visit. Give that hug you long to give. Smile. Send flowers. Reach out, as the song goes, reach out and touch, someone's hand, make this world a better place, and you can.
Thinking of another song that has been in the air lately, it's true. Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can never tell, why don't you take it. And that is probably my best advice...love. It might hurt sometimes, but, ultimately, not loving sucks. And if you do love, let people know. It is after all, what makes the world go 'round.