It just occurred to me that I often take people that are most important to me for granted. Not that I don’t think about them regularly or acknowledge to myself or even to them that I care about and love them.
It’s more of a realization that I assume that those whom are so close to me will be there today, tomorrow, and the next day.
Days go by and our lives continue and sometimes even years go by and my memories of someone continue and yet we don’t connect often times.
I lost a high school friend this year that I had every intention of reconnecting with more directly and a day went by and another and another and then he was gone.
No regrets, because regrets just linger, however, perhaps I’ll learn something from it and take action when a thought comes to mind to reconnect with those that I really care about.
I wrote Chuck a letter a few years before he died telling how much I cared about him and how grateful I was for who he was in my life. I’m glad I did.
Sometimes it goes without saying, but then often times it goes without knowing as well…
A 20 word note on a card or even an email just saying I’m thinking about you and care about you takes so little time.
It’s such a great feeling for the sender and receiver.
Just a thought…