Sunday, August 14, 2011
staying in touch with those that mean much
In the last two weeks I have made a big effort to
speak/talk/visit with those that are important to me
but that I don't talk to on a regular basis.
It feels good.
Each time I speak to an old friend, it feels like
a day of accomplishment.
I have talked to my three besties
While raising our families, we have not taken the time
We are reconnecting.
It is a funny thing, friendship and visiting those we love.
The longer you go without doing it, it just doesn't seem that
important. Yet when I touch again,
I sigh and smile, feel good inside.
I know that this is something that is me.
I want this to be part of me, connecting always to those
who mean something to me.
Such is the reconnection I made this week with
Mr. C... my "daddy" of my bestie who is suffering from ALS.
It was hard to enter that hospital room to reconnect.
However that whole day, I felt good about it.
I knew I had done what I needed to do.
Once that first meeting is done, it is easier to stay
connected, unless you wait too long to do it again.
So I called them yesterday and myself and Ms.G
had a good loving phone call and I knew I had done what
is right in this situation.
I did the same last year with another bestie and her daddy,
unfortunately he passed within days of my reconnecting with
her family. Today though, a few days never go by without she
and I speaking or texting, not to mention what an
important part her children now play in my life.
I cannot go to the movies without feeling like something
is missing unless I am surrounded by Laurie and her girls.
We laugh about it all the time but I really love these girls.
So, my message to you on this Sunday.
Reconnect, even if it feels uncomfortable, even if
it has been years, even if you think you have grown beyond,
moved on, grown up, do it!
You will be so surprised of the blessings that will come your way.
Just to tell Mr. C and Ms. G how much I love them,
what they have meant to me, what I wish for them,
well, it feels good.
Many say I was given the "gift of gab"
not sure if that is a compliment but it has allowed me
to be one of those that say the uncomfortable words,
to break the ice, to talk about uncomfortable situations.
It is a part of me I would not trade.
I do sometime think I "hog" a conversation,
think I need to listen more, talk less...
Yet, I want to say just because it seems like it comes easy to me.
It is, just as it is for you, uncomfortable but feels so good once
it is done.
"REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE"
Tomorrow may be too late!