Say It in the Living Years

Category : Personal Development

Have you ever regretted not doing or saying something when you have had the chance to? And when you finally mustered up the courage to do so, it’s too late? And it can only tug at your heart forever?

Was it not expressing your love & thanks to the ones who matter the most to you? Is it your parents or your partner? Your grandparents or your siblings? Folks who are always there for us and we have grown to take them for granted?

Take a moment to think about it. When was the last time you’ve expressed your love & gratitude to your family? Why wasn’t it this morning? It’s not an Asian thing? It’s not cool?

Living in the Asian culture, we’re brought up to keep our feelings to ourselves. It’s not appropriate to say words of love or to hug or to do whatever right? It’s just the way things are & have been since the beginning of time.

We love our family, our parents, grandparents, sibling, partner, etc. We just don’t say it. It’s just weird & perceived to be crazy isn’t it?

However, if we don’t say it, how do they know? “They should know what”. Really?

If it’s hard to pull the words out of your mouth, why not start with a letter, an email or a text? So that it won’t be awkward 🙂 Surely it’s better than having unfinished business?

This is one of the messages from the Millionaire Mind Intensive weekend which I really want to share with everyone.

Do not wait until it’s too late.

If your relationships are going great, that’s fantastic. Reinforce it today by saying it & doing it.

And if your relationships have been strained, don’t you want to repair it & rekindle the love & warmth? Are you sure you really want to hate him/her forever and not talk it over? Especially if him/her meant something to you?

Here’s a song we sang at the Millionaire Mind Intensive which is really thought provoking. Pay attention to the lyrics & feel the song 😉

 

Every generation blames the one before
And all of their frustrations come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner to all my father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Oh~ crumpled bits of paper filled with imperfect thoughts
Stilted conversations I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it, he says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement in this present tense
We all talk a different language, talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel between the present & the past
We only sacrifice the future it’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes you sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective on a different date
And if you don’t give up and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

(Say it) x 3 loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning when my father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him all the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo in my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Say it loud, say it clear, say it loud
Don’t give up ,don’t give in
And don’t know what you can do next

 



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