It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What If There Is No "Anymore?"

To my dear friends, who are always in my heart -- whether near or far makes no difference ... I know that sometimes I can be a "bitch" -- difficult and have my mood-swings and things ... Yet, in my heart -- you're always making me smile & keeping me on the right track towards my promises and dreams ... Thank you for sticking up with me & for supporting me when I need it! ;)

This story was sent to me by a dear friend and I felt the need to share it, since it's soooo true ...

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 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.


Live today because tomorrow is not promised.

Written By: Silja Siller