Are You A Keeper?

One day a woman’s husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t anymore. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.”

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say “I love you.”

So while we have it, it’s best we love it, care for it, fix it when it’s broken and heal it when it’s sick. This is true for marriage … and old cars ..and children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep — like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special, and so, We keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a ‘keeper’…Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way. Now it’s your turn to send this to all those people who are “keepers” in your life, including the person who sent it if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking…I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling, or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don’t love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

7 thoughts on “Are You A Keeper?”

  1. Its morning over here in Nigeria, so i say good morn 2 all d wordpress crew. Am so glad i found dis site. I was blessed and touched by 2day’s episode. Sometimes i do less in others lives, not been there 4 them and meeting their needs but 2day i have learnt 2 be my neighbour’s keeper. God bles u all.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this story with visitors to this site. It touches so much and makes me to reflect back and recollect so many occasions in my life that i have not done or even tried a bit to render a helping hand to someone in need. Today, i have so many regrets in my heart. May the good God forgive me and change me so that i can really be my brothers keeper.

  3. I was very moved & touched by this article. Our life here on earth is fragile and momentary,and we should strive to make the best of it and do good to others,even if some are not so deserving. Always tell the people in your life how much you love them daily,spend time with them as well,for it may be their last. Appreciate people- all walks of life,be respectful to all and greet everyone with a kind,knowing smile.Let them see your light that shines within and keep peace and make merry with all. God bless everyone around the world! Jesus loves you! You are special to God and to me-amen!

  4. This is very true in my life. a day (when my husband left home for work) before my husband died I failed to tell him that i love him very much, that i care for him. since then I have lived life with full regrets. I even wanted to go after him. I lost weight. my mind was preoccupied of worries. I was selective to people whom i wanted to be with .I pitied myself very much.
    Despite all these things I know That God moved to let me realized that I shouldn’t only live with the memories of my husband but also to keep myself healthy so that I could keep other’s lives too.
    I thank God for this article. It enlightens and reminds me to let others feel my love and care for them.

  5. Very touching! N so true!……. I always tell n show the love to my love ones cuz like yal say tomorrow is not promised, I have 2 kids and every time I leave for work I tell my mom how much I love her n to watch over my kids always cuz I don’t know if I’ll return home to see them again, never know wats gonna happen out there.

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