As I sit on the side of the room listening to colleagues offer tearful, heartfelt messages, I grow uneasy, a rising panic. It catches me off guard and I feel like shouting, “She isn’t dead. She’s only moving to Austin. You can talk to her. You can visit her.”
It’s not the same.
I understand how they will miss her closeness and camaraderie, because she will no longer be a major part of their daily lives. It’s so wonderful that they made this opportunity to tell their friend how much they value her to her face. To acknowledge her impact on their lives in the witness of her family, co-workers, and colleagues.
Go to lunch –
Give a hug –
Share a memory –
Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Start today.