Well, it’s January . The start of a whole new year. People are busy making all kinds of crazy resolutions that they have no intentions of keeping, and are making their lives miserable by saying things like , “I will NEVER again, ” and “From NOW ON , I WILL…” blah de blah……when it is all a bunch of nonsense. What is January anyway? I mean you know really , if you think about it? That’s all man made junk anyhow. You could make new year resolutions in July , or September! EVERY day is a new day. EVERY day you can decide to NEVER again, or from NOW ON, it’s really just a mental thing. It has just never made sense to me, why, do people let the calender dictate so much of their lives ? Oh, it’s New Year’s ! Oh it’s Valentine’s ! It’s Christmas! Life’s too short for that kind of stuff really. If I’m with my husband out shopping and he notices that I want something, he’ll buy it for me. I used to say, but it’s not my birthday or Christmas! He’d say but we might not even be here come Christmas , and I have the money now. And when we had babies, and they were little, when they’d ask for a toy , and it wasn’t too much out of reach of our expenses , he’d buy it for them. People would say well what about their birthdays ? And he’d say, “Well, who knows what tomorrow might hold?” They didn’t seem to be too spoilt for it, it was more of a matter of , their Daddy felt like it’s only money anyway, and they are only little for a little while , why let the calender dictate WHEN he could make them happy? With illness in our family being the way it is, the months of the year have never meant to much to us. And when chances to make people happy come along, no matter how small, we take them. When chances to change our lives come along we take them, no matter what day or month of the year it is. Calendars are just pieces of paper after all, so live your life to the fullest no matter what square it falls on !
Just had a great conversation with a friend. I’ve known her all my life, and we’ve always been able to talk to one another. We were talking and I mentioned that we’d been friends for so long, I can’t remember life when I didn’t know her. We were babies together ( got pics to prove it, lol) and we grew up spending our summers together at each other’s houses. I even call her Granny, my granny, and her uncles and aunts are like my extended family, as well. Even though we live too far to just run and visit one another now, we still make time to chat. She said something to me today that she hasn’t ever really told me before, and it sure meant a lot. She let me know that she appreciated so much me being there for her, no matter what, and that I had been strength to her in her rough times. Now you might say, “Well, so? You’ve been friends for 30+ years you much have known how she felt?!?” But the thing is, we may KNOW. We may understand without saying the words. But it’s so nice to hear it . Even though we have people in our daily lives, spouses, friends, children , those that we interact with on any kind of regular basis, don’t ASSUME they know how you feel. Don’t be too proud , or too busy to say, “I love you.” “Thanks for all you do.” Or even , “I’m so glad you are my friend.” As my friend so wisely put it, “I didn’t want one more day to go by, and have something happen. I didn’t want to tell your family, instead of you, how very much you meant to me.” I’m so glad she didn’t wait.