Published on Her Campus @ UC Davis
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Was there a line from a book that changed your life forever?
I picked up Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom completely by chance. Everywhere I went, I saw it.
I’ve never devoured a book so quickly in my life. This particular line from the book hit me:
“And all the heartfelt things we never get to say to those we love, Morrie said that day.”
From there, I started pondering a lot about life. Self-worth. Legacy.
Who will come to my funeral?
What will they say about me?
What will I be remembered for?
The more I thought about it, the deeper I fell into an invisible black hole.
But who would be there to save me?
What I learned from Morrie:
Beautiful words aren’t only meant for the dead — there’s more room to blossom for those still living.
He taught me to recognize my emotions, practice detachment to better express myself freely and fearlessly.
To compliment someone while I can.
To make meaningful conversations.
To smile even when I don’t feel like it.
Because tomorrow is never guaranteed.