Do It Now

Do-It-Now

This is a story that makes you see why you should live each day as if
it were your last…

There was a guy that was born with cancer, a cancer that has no
known cure. He was 17 years old and could die at any moment. He
was always at home, under his mother's care.

One day he decided to go out, even if it was just once. He asked his
mother for permission and she agreed. Walking down his block he
saw many stores. Stopping at a music store he looked in and saw a
very pretty girl of his own age, it was love at first sight and he walked
in.

He walked up to the counter were the girl was. She smiled at him and
asked “Can I help you with anything?” The guy could only think that it
was the most beautiful smile he had ever seen and stuttered, “Well,
ummm, I'd like to buy a CD”. He grabbed the first one he saw and
gave her the money. “Do you want me to wrap it?” the smiling girl
asked. The guy said yes and the girl went into the back room to wrap
it. The guy took the wrapped CD and walked home.

From that day on he visited the music store everyday, and each day
he bought a CD. And each day the girl wrapped them up and the guy
stored them unopened in his closet.

He was a very shy boy, and although he tried he couldn't find the
nerve to ask the girl out. His mother noticed this and encouraged him.
The next day the guy set out for the store with a determined mind, like
the previous days he bought a CD and the girl wrapped it as usual.
While she was busy he left his telephone on the counter and rushed
out of the store.

The following day the guy didn't visit the store, and the girl called him.
His mother answered the phone, wondering who it could be. It was
the girl from the music store! She asked to speak with her son and his
mother started crying. The girl asked her what was the matter. “Don't
you know? He died yesterday.” There was a long silence on the
phone…

Later that afternoon the guy's mother entered his room to remember
her son. She decided to start with his closet, and to her surprised she
saw a big pile of unopened CDs wrapped in festive paper. She was
curious because there were so many of them, and she opened one.

As she tore open the package she noticed a slip of paper that said:
“Hi! You're cute; I would love to meet you. Let's go out sometime.
Sophie”

The mother started crying as she opened another, and another, and
another. Every single CD contained a slip of paper that said the
same.

That's the way life is, don't wait to show those special
people the way you feel, tomorrow could be too late.
Do it now.

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