I am one of those people who have friends all over the map.
Some of those friends I have never actually seen.
Some of those friends I have high hopes of seeing one day.
And some of those friends I see as often as I can.
No matter which category my friends fall in, I like to let every single one of them know that if they need me, any time day or night; I am there.
If they need a place that is warm and friendly; my home is theirs.
If they need an ear, a shoulder, a safe place to vent; I am right here.
I have just found out that one of my dear friends has suffered a horrific and very sudden loss….
I am shaken to the core by this.
At our age, this should not happen.
My heart cries for her and her loved ones.
I hope she feels my support over the miles.
When a loss this sudden and unexpected happens, I think it’s natural for us to all step back and assess our lives; think about where, perhaps, we could be doing things differently or maybe even better….
I think it’s natural.
Just like it’s natural for us to hold our loved ones a little tighter after hearing of a loss like this.
I know after hearing this, there are a few things in my own personal life that I’m going to change; obviously nothing big because, well, in my life, there really is nothing big to change… But there will be changes.
But what I hope for each and every one of my friends is that you take a moment, look at your life… Are there changes that you want to make? Are there things that you could do that would make you happier? Is there anything missing from your life? Are you living the life that you truly want to live with the people in it that you truly want to have in it?
If the answer to any of that is not what it should be, let me ask you this:
What are you waiting for?
For you my dearest Anna… and your family… Know that I’m thinking of you and that I’m here for you; any time; day or night.