Just a couple of weeks ago I was laying on the couch taking a much-needed nap when I heard my phone go off. It was early in the morning so I was wondering who’d be texting me. Unlocking my phone I stared in disbelief as I realized what name popped up on my screen. It read George Hutcherson, for those of you that don’t know that’s my grandpa’s name, he passed away unexpectedly December of last year just days before Christmas. Shaking I opened the message and it read “How are you doing?”. Thinking I was dreaming I fell asleep and woke up to the same message. Looking further into it I realized his Facebook account had been hacked and made the necessary steps to report the fake account.
Seeing that message made me feel the hurt of losing him all over again. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and preacher that only one could dream of knowing. There are days that I listen to his voicemails and read our last text conversations hoping his nonexistence is just a dream. Sadly, it is not. That’s the hard part about humanity we live to die, which is why we have to make the most of every moment. It’s easier said than done. Ever since that morning a few weeks ago I pondered what I’d say to those I lost if only I had one more minute with them. If you had the chance what would you say?
If I had one more minute with my grandpa I’d thank him for always being a listening ear. We talked about everything. I’d also want him to know how much I loved and appreciated him. Sometimes I feel we don’t tell people those things enough when they are here on earth. While sixty seconds isn’t a long time to have a lengthy conversation it’s enough to get your main points across. So, why don’t we devote sixty seconds every day to tell those that we love how much they mean to us why they are still here on earth? I challenge you to check on your loved ones, show support, tell them what makes them important because you never know how long they got! Who will you devote sixty seconds to today?