A few old friends FINALLY get together,
have a terrific evening
laughing and reflecting on good times
and when all is said and done,
these are the words that follow.
“Why did we wait so long to do this?”
which got me to thinking
so here goes…
Life has such a way of keeping us busy
and for the most part
out of touch.
We manage throughout every stage of our lives
to make connections with special people
we weren’t really expecting
to appear in the first place,
but they do.
Fate has us meeting the friends we were supposed to meet
who instantly become special pieces of our hearts.
Never forgotten are the cherished memories
and yet the one thing we all manage to do
is let this thing called
draw us away from each other.
Relationships, careers, kids
and everything else in between
is the wedge that can put months and even years
between it all
and not to say there is anything wrong with that,
but as time quickly slips away
and the years begin falling behind us
it’s not until than that we will actually
try to put some perspective into things.
We start making statements like
“why did we wait so long for this to happen?”
“I can’t believe it’s been this long since we’ve seen each other.”
I don’t think it’s a conscious effort
to ignore or push anyone aside.
Life just gets stupid
and we all fall into that trap
which can make it difficult to gather
but sometimes a phone call is all that is needed
to get the ball rolling,
however there is one thing that we kind of forget
when we are trying to justify our reasons.
Did you know the telephone was invented in 1876,
(and yes I had to Google that to be sure of myself)
so unless you live in a cave,
could you be thinking
what I am thinking?
“What the hell excuse do I have now?”
What is interesting
is if we do manage to squeeze in
a much-needed gathering
or get together,
how quickly we realize how time has flown by
once we make the effort.
How precious the moments we once shared
have now brought us back to such an incredible time of our lives.
How much funnier the stupid things we did together
can have us splitting our sides
like it did back in the day
and best of all
how the endearing qualities of our friendships
is what is missed the most
when we actually stop making all those damn excuses.
I am no better than most
and I have found myself saying things like,
“we have to get together”
” I’ll call you soon.”
which is usually followed silently
in my own mind with
“before it’s too late”
“before one of us is gone.”
Sorry for the reality check,
but at this stage of the game,
nothing can stop you dead in your tracks
or missed opportunities.
As I bring this to an end
what I suppose I’m aiming for
isn’t so much that skies open up for you,
or you have one of those
and begin calling every person that matters
on your contact list today
but rather just planting the seed
that life is very short.
As the saying goes
One more thing to add
is although it may be something that fills your heart
with peace and contentment
once you decide to stop with the excuses
and make that call
or set up a much-needed get together,
there is a very good chance
that the word
will quickly be replaced with the word
How incredible is that?
So if you will excuse me,
I am feeling the need
to make a few calls 🙂
Make it a great day
and God bless my friends!