Yesterday, I went to the post office. Partly checking to see if I had any postcards… partly because I had some to send. To make a long story short, I had forgotten my stamps at home. I dug in my purse until I found the change I needed to buy one. Unlike another time, when I came up THREE CENTS SHORT, I found the coins, and went inside. There was a woman, probably in her late 50′s or early 60′s in line in front of me. I never escape a line at the post office. But I don’t think anyone does. Anyway… I stood there, waiting for my turn.
After going to a gas station where they had water in their tanks, my car is being looked at this morning… Just to make sure nothing is wrong with it. It runs fine, but the gas station is paying for repairs and whatnot, so I may as well make sure everything is okay.
Which brings me to where I am right now. I was at work an hour and a half early this morning, and not having had breakfast, I decided it would maybe be a good idea to find something.
Seriously, Munkie… No one finds you as hilarious as you find yourself.
Okay! On to my point…
I can’t be the only person who, as a child, sat at the window all day on my birthday, waiting for the mailman to come… because I knew he’d be bringing something for me. Most of my family lived far away, so birthday cards and packages were a guarantee.
A growing problem in this world is that people simply feel unloved, unwanted, and alone. We are all at different points in our lives, and we all feel alone sometimes, even if we are surrounded by people.
Have you ever felt that way? Been in a room full of people, and felt like you were in a glass box… watching everyone else laugh, while you feel like a ghost? Or maybe you’ve felt forgotten… by everyone. No calls, no texts, no messages… no emails. Even I, the social media queen, have felt this stuff… Forgotten… alone.
See, I think the real problem, is that of miscommunication. Or rather, none at all. We feel forgotten… as if no one has thought of us. The fact is, that is simply not the case. The problem is, we don’t have time… correction: don’t take the time, to let people know we are thinking of them.
I’ve decided this needs to change in my own life… and I challenge you to do the same. If something reminds me of someone, I am going to let them know. I will tell people I am thinking of them… no matter how well I know them. It doesn’t need to be a long, drawn out speech… A simple, “I was thinking of you, how are you?” … It doesn’t need to be a long conversation. Even just a quick note.
This is about loving those around me… whether I see them daily, or haven’t seen them in a decade. I am not going to let people think that I’ve forgotten the smile they’ve put on my face – today, yesterday, or 20 years ago. Will you do the same?
Hi Everyone! It’s that time again… Christmas is coming up fast! We get caught up in the preparation and craziness trying to find the PERFECT gift for our friends and family. We tend to forget all else. But the reality of Christmas is this: It is very expensive. We, as people with more than enough of everything we need, even struggle to make ends meet at this time of the year. But, do we really? I think most of us live with a lot of luxuries that we consider necessities of life. A mocha every morning? Going out for lunch daily? A treat for ourselves when we fill our cars with gas? Do any of these hit home? Even at this time of the year when we are spending extra money on gifts for our loved ones, we continue to fill our “need” for these luxuries – It’s only a few dollars, right? These few dollars add up. We wouldn’t struggle at all if we didn’t add these to our daily lists of things to buy.
YOU ARE SPECIAL. — Remember hearing that when you were a kid? It was the start of the “feel good” era… Or maybe the middle–I’m really not sure when that started. We all had to feel accepted; we had to feel like we were great. But we were all so busy feeling like we were special that most of us forgot that there are other people in the world. It was all about us. It was making sure everyone was appreciated for whatever it was they did. We wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, now would we?
I hate that in society today, disagreement is not tolerated, and people are simply removed from others lives, because they do not believe the same things. No matter which “side” you’re on, on any issue, the reasons you stand on it, are personal. I highly doubt that a Facebook post changed anyone’s mind about their choices at the polls today. I love all of my friends, and don’t believe in putting wedges because of political views between any of my friendships or family relationships. Love isn’t political, and I hate that it’s become that way.
Christians: Jesus loved ALL people, /even/ those who denied Him. Who are we to be any different?
And for those of you who do not believe in Him, you don’t want to be attacked because of your beliefs, why attack others?
No matter what beliefs stand, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and love all, always. ♥
I posted 100 things about myself, and it seems a lot of people learned a lot about me. I am going to share another 100 things, and try not to duplicate any of them. This will be fun! I am going to start this one at 101. Here we go!
Growing up, I had the life of every child’s dreams. I had things in my life that most children didn’t. I had people in my life that most children didn’t. I had a home… that most children didn’t. Everything I had as a child, made me the person I am today. Continue reading »
If you know me at all, you know that saying ‘no’ isn’t easy for me. I am in a constant state of wanting to help and fix things; wanting to do what I can to make other people’s lives easier. It’s in my nature, and I get it from my mom. We are both helpers, fixers. My closest friends tell me that I just need to ‘get some ‘mean’ in me,’ but they all know how impossible it is for me to be that way. Continue reading »