Mitch Albom, author of For One More Day

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When it comes to the words people wish they could say to someone they have lost, Mitch has found that most answers are the same. "Well, I would say a hundred percent say they want to tell somebody that they love them," he says.

Mitch also says a missed apology seems to be a universal regret. "You always think you're going to have more time to fix it. You always say 'I'll go see my mother next Christmas' or 'I'll go visit the family next summer.' [Then] you get that phone call—'Come to the hospital.'—and all of a sudden those chances you thought you were going to have, you don't have."

Mitch says he thinks it is the everyday moments people miss the most. He begins For One More Day as an ordinary day—a mother cooking breakfast for her son. "Because those are the moments that everybody sort of really does want back, if you've got another day back with somebody," he says.
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