Choosing our words

by Nancy Colasurdo on December 7, 2012

Back in the day, when I used to read Dear Abby and Ann Landers regularly in an actual newspaper, one of the things that always stuck with me was their advice ‘don’t go to bed mad.’ The tragic story of the man who was pushed on to subway tracks earlier this week jarred that memory, so I’ve taken it to a new level here.

Today’s Game Plan: How Carefully Do You Choose Your Words?

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Glennda December 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thank you so much for this article! I have had a hard time for the last 10 years dealing with the death of a friend. I avoided on the night she died, suddenly and unexpectently, less than 10 minutes from my avoidance of her. The guilt I have carried with me since has been tremendous. I know that there was nothing that I could have done to have prevented her death, but to have probably been the last person to give her a hug and let her know that I did love her would have been so much better than me knowing that she died all alone trying to get to help and not knowing…
The anniversary of her death was last week and I know that is why it is so heavy on my mind. I had made a vow to myself over the weekend, to never again let a friend pass me by without speaking and letting them know what they mean to me, especially one that I do not get to see often, and when one comes to my mind, I send a text and let them know I am thinking about them. I do not hold anger or grudges, I know I have to let them go, I just have to be better at asking for forgiveness, and I hope by sharing your article on Facebook that others will read it and share it as well. Thanks again!!

Nancy Colasurdo December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Glennda, what a beautiful thing to share. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and tell me how this column affected you. I am profoundly grateful for my readers and their willingness to share their thoughts and experiences in relation to Game Plan.


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