Thursday, November 13, 2008

How Much Time?

How many of us go though our daily activities every day, week after week, sometimes month after month without ever thinking to pick up the phone and say hello and I love you to a relative or friend that does not live close by? We all get so busy with life…we work, take care of kids (two legged or four legged), have activities or clubs we belong to, have to cook dinner, do the household chores, and the list goes on and on.

My friend’s dad died today, and it made me cry. My father passed away a couple years ago and although he still lived in NY and me here in SC we talked on the phone almost every day. I loved my dad, and yet I love other members of my small family and friends too, but we talk maybe once a month, once every couple months…when we find time.

Life is so very short and we take for granted that we will be here tomorrow, but we may not be, our loved ones may not be, but yet we still procrastinate in making that call. I think we as humans believe we are invincible; I am healthy they are healthy so I will call tomorrow, which in reality ends up being in a few moths at best.

So I guess what I am trying to say is if you have been putting that call off because you have no time, make time, life tomorrow is not a guarantee. You will always feel better for making the time now than wishing you had made the time later

1 comment:

Chris said...

There is a lot of truth in what you said. We really do need to not think that we are invincible. And we need to take more time for our family and friends.