- by Ayesha Parveen 03 Dec 2008
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How many times do we regret not expressing love or gratitude? Perhaps, a number of times. This is rather unfortunate but true. Most people are very quick when it comes to criticizing others but keep quiet when a few positive words from them can help people.
Death is one reality no one can deny and sooner or later, in a person’s life the day comes when his earthly existence ends. It would be a shame if he dies without expressing positive feelings for people who are important to him. Worse is, if the people he loves die before him without knowing how much they mattered to him.
I have been personally very fortunate in this regard. Decades ago, a person had done me a life-defining favour and then we lost touch. Then a child, I took nourishment from his kind, inspiring words and whenever I have faced difficulties, injustice or have run out of motivation, remembering his straight-from-the-soul encouragement for me, helped me deal with life. All along, I have been trying to trace him to say “Thank you”, and last week, God gave me the chance. Now, after I have been able to express my gratitude to him I feel a sense of fulfillment unknown to me before.
Let us express love and gratitude to people who deserve it and tell them how much they mean to us. Let us motivate those who need encouragement. Our feelings in terms of affection add up as blessings for both us and the ones we harbour such feelings for.