Almost an year ago my best friend and I parted ways. We applied for different jobs in the same town. I remember getting down from the bus, arranging for the cab and only concerned about work the whole time. When the cab stopped at her house, all I did was say a cold goodbye. I was only concerned about my job at that time.
Sadly I never knew that our friendship would never remain the way it was before. The reason that I am sharing my own experience here is to highlight the importance of last times.
Had I known that morning would be the last morning we would have bonded that well, I would have got down from the cab, given her a hug and let her go with love. Had I known that that week was the last week we would spend as best friends, I would have cherished every moment of it and I would have made the most beautiful greeting card for her. Had I known that those last few evening walks would be our last ones together, I would have walked a little longer, talked a little less and listened to her a lot more.
So today, as I sat meditating, I saw myself sitting in that same cab with her again. But this time it was different, very different. When she got down at her home, I got down too. I gave her a big hug and said,” THANK YOU.”
That one last time, I wish I would have done that. Last times are really important. That one last sorry, that one last thank you and that one last hug, it all really matters a lot. Last times are not to be taken for granted. Why even wait for that last time? You never know when its going to come? Go say what you wish to say. Just tell someone how much you care for them. Just let go of your ego and say those words of love and kindness. You never know when you are going to part ways and then all you shall wish for will be that one last time to say,”I LOVE YOU. I CARE FOR YOU. I AM THERE FOR YOU.”