Marketers use the term last chance to motivate procrastinators to get moving. They warn us it’s our last chance to buy whatever it is they are selling. We are bombarded with the phrase in online ads, TV commercials, and by reams of junk mail. We’ve had that warning screamed at us so often, most of us don’t even hear it anymore.
But what if you knew it was your last chance to hug your mother, to tell her you love her and appreciate all she’s done? You would find time for that, wouldn’t you? No matter how busy your day might be.
What if you knew it was the last chance you would ever have to listen to your grandfather’s stories? Your last chance to learn what his fife was like?
Trouble is, no one warns us when that last chance is approaching. It sneaks up on us, and leaves us forever after, saying “if only I had known.”
Have you missed an important last chance? Or is there a day in your life you remember because you did take the time to be with a loved one, and it turned out that was your last chance?
L is for Last Chance. Making it to the middle of the A-Z Blogging Challenge.