Please forgive me.These are things that Dr. Byock encourages his patients' family members to communicate to the dying patient, and for the dying patient to communicate to family members.
I forgive you.
I love you.
Dr. Byock goes further though and recommends that we think about communicating these things in any relationship that has unfinished business. It's a way of emotional self-care.
Anything can happen at any time to any of us, so I found this book to be inspiring, thoughtful, and challenging.