I am amazed today at how foolish we human beings can be.
Not just the folks who do those stupid tricks when they were told, “Do not attempt to do this at home.”
That’s easy. We all know how foolish they are.
I guess I am thinking more about the rest of us. Us, well meaning people who are living our lives, trying to do the right thing and at the same time often overlooking the faults in our own behavior.
I will give you an example.
A very good friend of mine has been trying to meet with me for coffee or just to talk for a LONG LONG TIME. Now, it’s not that I don’t love her, because I do, or that I was angry, because I wasn’t. She didn’t do anything to cause me NOT to want to see her. In fact she has always been extra sweet to me.
I, on the other hand, was the one shutting the door. To her credit she never gave up and continued to wish me well on Facebook.
But this year on my birthday I promised myself I would take a good long look at my ‘ugly side’. So here is what happened.
We went for coffee and what do you know…….
Both of us had been going through things that were trying and difficult. Both of us could have used some support. Both of us needed a friend. And the sad thing is , we were both going through it, blocks from each other, and alone.
What did I learn from that?
I admit it. I was foolish.
What ever it was that kept me from picking up the phone or sending that text, was not only foolish it was just plain WRONG. I can’t use depression or insecurities, or “I have been busy’ or any other excuse because that is not how I should treat a good friend.
Sad for the hole it left, but happy that it has been healed.
If you have let someone slip away because of neglect, or anger or because you are just to darn busy,
Make the call,
write the email,
go and visit.
Don’t let special people in your life simply fade away.
Make it a point to reconnect with one friend or loved one today.
Not only will it make you glow,
You might just be the medicine for someone else’s soul.