Ok ok I know you are thinking..oh great not another sentimental blah blah blog but there is a point to this. You see last week was a really hard week for me and my family. October 12th was the one year anniversary of my little brother's death and to say it was hard would not even begin to state it correctly. It was so hard for me that I could not even call my mom to see how she was doing until the next day. I knew she would be crying and I knew I would cry too and I really just wanted to make it through the day with out crying. Yeah it didn't work but nice try right?! So I am telling you all of this for one reason and that is..
I received an email today and it made me laugh, cry and seriously reconsider some of the pettiness that has bugged me over the past year and decided to truly take the high road from now on and not only tell everyone how I feel but to never ever let anyone go a day without either hearing how fabulous I think they are or by my showing them with a small act of kindness. I really want to share this email with you and I truly do hope that each and every one of you will not only take it to heart but will also know that each and every word in this email I truly mean for all of you, your families and anyone close to you!
I would like to dedicate this blog to my dear sweet brother whom I will always love and miss terribly. Phil I love you and I hope you are at peace and know how much you are loved and missed!
One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say"I love you."
So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?
I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.
Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.
I LOVE YA, A Ton!!!