Don’t forget to say “I love you”

By Abigail Keefe
October 10, 2002

Angelina Wagner

So often we forget about the things that matter in life and focus on those entities that consume our daily lives. But every now and again we are reminded of what matters most in life – love.

After last week’s edition of the Loquitur, I feel as though many of us have taken a new perspective on life as we know it. Life is what happens to our everyday activity and very often we take life for granted and go on with our everyday lifestyle. But what happens when our everyday lifestyle is altered and we lose what matters the most to us? How do we really know what is important then and how important is it exactly?

After last school year, I thought that I had lost what I cared about the most to me. I was almost positive that I wasn’t possibly going to survive. I began to lose sight of the other important things in my life and only bothered to focus on those outside entities that consumed my daily life.

When I finally admitted to myself that I wasn’t dealing with my emotions and facing the fact that I had lost what was most important to me, I decided to turn to my mom for some advice. I asked her where the average person was supposed to go from here after such a loss. I asked my mom what should be important to me now. It was then that my mom gave me the best advice I could have ever asked for.

She told me that everything we as humans stress over, worry about and do now will not matter in the end. She said what is and what should be the most important to us is that we should never lose sight of love. She said for as long as we have love, that is all we need. The next most important piece of advice my mom gave me was to tell the people I love that I love them and to tell them frequently for we never know when it will be their or our last day. She also reminded me that life goes on after such a loss and it was important to continue loving not only our friends and family but ourselves, too.

After much thought I realized that my mom was right. I was spending too much time on everything else and running from what was most important, love. Most importantly I learned that I should tell those whom I love that I do love them and how much they mean to me in case tomorrow never comes.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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