Tuesday, 11 December 2012

I wish I'd......

I wish I'd told her how she brightened up those around her.  I wish I'd taken the time to tell her that her positivity was such motivation.

I wish.

On the weekend, one of the personal trainers at my gym, Melissa Parry was killed in a horrific car crash. Hit by a driver going 150k down the wrong side of the freeway killed her instantly, along with 3 others in the car plus the driver of the wrong way car.

She was 23 years old.  Healthy, strong, motivated, an enthusiastic shining light full of energy and life. Not ill, not old, no reason to be taken so young, apart from the actions of another.

I wish I had the chance to tell her what I thought about her when I could.

Live with no regrets.  If you are unhappy with your life, it's up to you to change it. noone else will. Don't wait until it's too late. If there are goals you want to achieve, things you want to do, go for it. Tomorrow may be too late.

If you love someone.....tell them.  Tell them now.  If they inspire you, encourage you, help you....tell them.  If you admire them or hold them in high regard, tell them.  If they brighten your day, or make you smile, if they motivate you or touch you in some way....tell them now.  Because you might not get the chance and the joy and pleasure you can give them by letting them know is gone forever.

Don't assume they know.  People are not mind readers. People don't just 'know'. So tell them.

I wish I had.

The following memorial was taken from the Facebook page of In Balance Fitness facebook page.
" Life is a song- sing it. Life is a game- play it.  Life is a challenge- meet it.  Life is a dream- realize it.


  1. Kristine is it a very sad story and you are 100% correct in everythign you have written. All of us fail to tell those around us how much they mean and what they mean on a daily basis, then we realise we can't anymore. Thank you for the wake up call.

  2. Oh Kristine, what a senseless waste of life. Thank you for the great post. As Greg mentioned in his comment above, it's definitely a wake up call for us to tell each other what we think, before it's too late. Thank you for sharing x