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Leo Buscaglia The Time is Now!

March 3, 2011

Dr. Leo Buscaglia reminds us that the time to love is now. He also reads the poem “Things You Didn’t Do.”

The time is now to show our love for tomorrow may be too late.
Things you didn’t do

“There was a girl who gave me (Leo Buscaglia) a poem, and she gave me permission to share it with you, and I want to do that because it explains about putting off and putting off and putting off – especially putting off caring about people we really love. She wants to remain anonymous, but she calls the poem, “THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO” and she says this”:

Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car and I dented it?
I thought you’d kill me, but you didn’t.

And remember the time I dragged you to the beach, and you said it would rain, and it did?
I thought you’d say, “I told you so.” But you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous, and you were?
I thought you’d leave me, but you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry pie all over your car rug?
I thought you’d hit me, but you didn’t.

And remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal and you showed up in jeans?
I thought you’d drop me, but you didn’t.

Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do,
But you put up with me, and you loved me, and you protected me.

There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you when you returned from Viet Nam.

But you didn’t.

Leo Buscaglia

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ken Gold, Hobe Sound, FL permalink
    March 21, 2011 2:30 am

    This famous group of poignant lines, “but you didn’t” has long been a favorite quotation from Mr. Buscaglia’s books. In fact, at my suggestion, my middle daughter chose to give the soliloquy as a part of a beauty pagent’s talent segment…..and she won.

    • March 21, 2011 12:22 pm

      Yes, Ken!

      These are the most profound words that I have ever heard! Simply beautiful!

      This clearly illustrates the power of the written word!

      Warm regards Daniel

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