I read in the paper today of a company in New York that is wanting ‘to create a movement that encourages people to not wait until it’s too late to tell the ones they care about how they feel’. Instead of a card or email, birthday boys and girls receive a video where friends and relatives offer the kind of emotional tributes that they might otherwise reserve for a funeral.
It reminded me of my mothers 80th birthday celebration recently when I was lucky enough to be saying a few words. I decided that I wanted my Mum to know what difference she had made in people’s lives and what they valued and respected about her. I didn’t want to leave these words unsaid until her eulogy. (more…)