“Never hesitate to tell someone you love them; you may lose your chance.” —Bob Saget

In the last week I’ve read many articles about Bob Saget, and seen clip after clip of people talking about the type of man he was. Everyone has made mention of his ability to love people and many mention he ended conversations with “I love you.” Everyone knew where they stood with Bob because he made sure of it. He put action to his words and that’s not something many can truly say. The deeper reason I was compelled to write is I believe the urgent necessity of what he is saying. We can agree that society, the world, and life in general has changed in the last few years. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t experience loss through death or the fear of death due to the pandemic. I guarantee I could ask everyone I know and they would tell me they regret not telling or showing someone they loved them. I’m sure as you read this you can think of someone you didn’t “I love you” enough or someone you are going to “I love you” more often. I don’t say this to bring pain, sadness, or guilt. I just know I never want to miss telling or showing my love for anyone ever again.

Don’t miss your moment.

We all need to be loved and know we are loved so even if we don’t know each other — I love you.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is the Arizona Outpatient Support Services Manager at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.