I was shocked when I heard the news of Robin Williams death. He was such an amazing actor and he really impacted a lot of people. I loved a lot of his movies. As I thought about how great an actor he was I had another thought. Did he know the kind of impact he made in people’s lives? Did he know how many people loved him and appreciated him? It seems human instinct to honor people when they die but is that right? How great would it have been if he was alive to read and hear all that had been said about him today!
Honoring people when they are dead is too late. Honor them today. Don’t wait till they die. It would really honor them if you honored them while they were still alive. That is the way it’s meant to be. It’s great that Robin Williams is being honored today for all his work but how much greater would it have been if he was honored like that while he was still alive?!
This post is not about why we are not honoring actors enough. I want people to realize they don’t have to wait till people die to honor them, no! Let us honor and appreciate the people who are in our lives today.
Rest in peace Robin Williams.
I agree, especially the people we love. Regret is one of the hardest things to live with once someone has passed.
Yes it is hard to live with regret Emily. We need to make sure the people in our lives know how valuable they are to us be it by writing a letter to them or taking them out for dinner or coffee, and so on and so on.
I am going to reblog this post today. It kind of goes with some of the things I was wanting to write about.
Thank you Emily!
Actually it will probably be in a link of something I want to write and will post in the morning. I don’t know of that’s called ‘rebogging’ or not as I have never done either.
ok cool….I am looking forward to what you want to share! 🙂
This is true Rolain but another aspect of this is that even though we honor some while living, if their oppression/depression is really bad they aren’t always emotionally able to receive the love. That doesn’t mean we don’t give it.
True Sue. We must honor even if they don’t expect it or are not able to receive it! It will be a blessing if we just do it. This should be a lifestyle. Let us not wait till they die for us to realize how important they were to us.
God bless you Sue.
I agree, it’s so very true. We need to honor those around us and show our appreciation for them before they pass on.
Thank you Deborah… It should be a lifestyle. A lifestyle of honoring the people in our lives. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture all the time. Doing small things to show them we are thankful for all the work they do can go a long way……
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