The last few years have been an extremely challenging time for those of us within (and without) the real estate business and, as a result, many of us have been forced to buckle down, re-trench and become even more focused on work than ever before.

Without a doubt, a strong work ethic is the key to understanding the value of the dollar that we all so doggedly pursue. However, there are few things in this life guaranteed to give the good Deacon pause faster than hearing (or reading) the following poem.

Whether you are a parent, a sibling, a spouse or a significant other, it is the Reverend’s hope that you will stop for a moment and reflect on what is truly important in this life.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say “I love you,”
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say “I love you,”
And certainly there’s another chance
to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll surely regret the day,

That you didn’t take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you’ll always hold them dear

Take time to say “I’m sorry,”
“Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll have no regrets about today.

Can I get an amen? …Thank you!

In the spirit of honoring those less fortunate in your life (including yourself) who may be suffering from cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, I invite you to visit to tell your story and honor those fighting the fight.

And, if you’d like to talk more about how I make buyers happy (and maybe save your soul) call or text me at 773-968-1110 or shoot me an email at

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* The authorship of this poem has been claimed by many, but is widely attributed to Norma Comett Marek © 1989, who wrote it in memoriam for a loved one.