Thursday, February 23, 2012


I heard this on Turning Point this morning, and it was a good reminder to me to remember that when anyone I know dies, I don't be able to talk to them again and tell them what I might have wished I'd have told them. You never know when someone might die—you can only know where you're going and what you've told them.

Do It Now
By Berton Braley

If with pleasure you are viewing any work a man is doing,
If you like him or you love him, tell him now;
Don't withhold your approbation till the parson makes oration
And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow;
No matter how you shout it he won't really care about it;
He won't know how many teardrops you have shed;
If you think some praise is due him now's the time to slip it to him,
For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.

More than fame and more than money is the comment kind and sunny
And the hearty, warm approval of a friend.
For it gives to life a savor, and it makes you stronger, braver,
And it gives you heart and spirit to the end;
If he earns your praise-bestow it; if you like him let him know it;
Let the words of true encouragement be said;
Do not wait till life is over and he's underneath the clover;
For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.

I do hope you know Jesus and will be with him forever in heaven when you die!

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