Have I Told You Lately How Much You Mean To Me?
There’s something about tragedies that open your heart and mind to the things most important to you (People!) You desperately try to find them through some kind of communication just to say ‘I love you, I care about you, I wish I could be with you.’
What is it about something going completely wrong, scary wrong, to snap us out of our busy lives and focus on others? You wonder why bad things happen… well maybe it’s to remind us of what really matters in our lives, it’s a reality check, a gut-punch you might say to value the others. Tragedies create a unity, a team, a compassion, it puts everything into perspective as quick as a snap of the fingers.
Life Put Into Perspective
I had a near death experience a few years back, and every six months I have my mornings filled with back to back appointments. For a while I have been on a roll of improving my numbers, until just recently… All is well except for one important stat which is on the rise. My liver specialist told me not to worry too much about it that it’s a sensitive test, BUT I can’t seem to help it. I know what it’s like to face death in the eyes, to be told ‘this is serious, very serious’ to be told I may have cancer on top of my liver failing, and having countless procedures done (hard times!) And while I’m going through all of this horror, this nightmare that can’t be erased at the moment I open my eyes, the main thing I thought about was my children. I remember thinking I didn’t say goodbye to them like I would want to… I would have held them longer, kissed them on their forehead harder, told them I love them more than anything, and that the happiest moment of my life is being their Mama.
Thankfully I have been given each day since and I am grateful no matter what life throws at me I will always know the true meaning of life, I will always tell AND show the people I care about how much they mean to me! And I will focus on the good…
So where I’m going with this post is that ever since my near death experience I make sure to let the people around me (especially my children) know how much they mean to me. I probably smother my children too much at times, but they know I love them because I show it every dang day! And I’d advise you to do the same. You are NEVER guaranteed tomorrow, so every day, with the people around you, let them know you love them, you care for them, and that you support them. Don’t wait for a tragedy, don’t wait for a perfect moment, just do it!
Take care readers!
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