Tonight I spent time with one of my closest friends, and as we threw back a couple drinks we found ourselves playing this silly game called ‘tough questions.’ The rules? Ask each other tough questions. Shocking, I know.
We started off pretty top of mind: if these two people were trapped in a burning house and you could only save one, who would it be? and If you had to choose between a career and a family, what would you choose?
Then I asked him, if you could spend your last day on earth with only one person, who would you spend it with? As we talked through his answer and the subsequent topics to follow, it really got me to think about the company that I keep and who it is that I want to surround myself with. The issue stuck with me the whole drive home.
As i’ve come to learn all too well the past few years, you never know how much time you truly have with the people you love. So who is it that you would want to spend that last day with? Heck, even if you had a week, a month, a year… who would it be? Maybe it’s a family member, an old friend, a mentor you just wouldn’t be where you’re at now without, a significant other. Maybe it’s even a few people who you just can’t decide between.
I bet the answer will come quicker to you than you may realize. And if you’re fortunate enough to have the clarity of who these people in your life are, do yourself a favor and reach out to them, no matter how long it’s been. Then go a step further and make your gratitude for them known.
At the end of the day, hiding the reality of our heart does more harm than good, and often leaves us barricaded with doubt and confusion. When it comes to the important relationships in our lives, there shouldn’t be any guessing as to what we truly mean and how we truly feel.
Who is it?
Now go ahead. Tell them.