"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement." ~Calvin Coolidge

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Just a thought

Sometimes we get so busy in our daily lives that we don’t take the time to look around and see when people that we know are going through trials and tribulations. I have certainly been going through some of that myself as you know, but so has everybody else. When we go through these times we often feel like know one else is going through what we are and even if they’ve been there or are there, it was/is no way as bad as what we’re experiencing. But really, that couldn’t be the farther from the truth. There is always somebody else that is going through something just as bad and in some cases even worse. I do know that all things pass in time, situations will tend to fade, pain eases and life gets easier.

Many people handle situations that come up in very different ways. I’ve noticed in my profession many are apt to ‘suffer in silence’, for a lot of us it’s just part of the job. I for one like to have friends and family close by so that I can keep my mind busy with conversation etc. However, I sometimes tend to get quiet depending on what type of situation I may be dealing with. So I guess what I am trying to say is keep an eye out for people that you care about. Don’t get wrapped up in your own situation so much that you tune everybody else out, making them feel that they are not important in your life. Both Aza and her dad have a sixth sense, they can just tell or feel when something isn’t right so they will call me just to check on me. Of course sure enough something has happened so I will tell her or her dad about it which makes me feel better, especially knowing that I have somebody that cares enough about me to take time out of their busy day just to see what’s going on.

So in closing, call somebody today, drop a card in the mail, e-mail a friend or family member that you haven’t seen or heard from in awhile just to let them know that you are thinking about them. If that’s not possible, sit for a moment and offer some positive energy or a prayer. Remember the old saying “a burden shared”? It doesn’t matter if you have never met this person face to face. I have never met some of you but have found myself offering a prayer after reading about your trial. We may be strangers but there is a human connection that transcends the miles between all of us. During dinner prayer last week Aza mentioned a woman that she met through blogging. She doesn't know her real name and has never met her in real life but she knew that she was in the hospital. I think if you will do this it will make you feel pretty good about yourself and if it doesn’t then it might be time to do a little soul searching.

I’m Out And We’ll Talk Later!


brooklyngal said...


I love reading this blog because I so often see myself in many things you write. Thank you.

pete said...

I think I will make someone a card just saying hi and leave it for them. It always makes someone's day a little brighter knowing there's someone out there thinking about them.

Berserk said...

Valkyrie likes to watch Boston Legal while I'm sitting at the computer. The other day, they were talking about friendship on the show and one of them said something about how friendships are like back yard gardens. When we plant the garden, we think we will tend to it and watch it grow, but it always ends up being something that we will get to next week until we never do.

I don't think this holds true for everyone, and I always try not to let it hold true for me (even if I'd never heard it put that way before yesterday), but it's a pretty depressing warning of what can happen when you don't notice the people close to you.

Evil Lunch Lady said...

Very good post! I will certainly remember this. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Great post. I am lucky,my wife has a great radar. She knows when I need to talk.And I know it about her. We all need to watch out for each other. Take Care and May God Bless and Keep You Safe.Rick

Kojak said...

Brooklyngal I appreciate the kind words. I am very glad that you enjoy it. Hope you have a great holiday.

Pete I think that is a great idea. Good job!

berserk The one thing that I have learned after doing this job for almost 27 years, we are never promised another day. I hope you and the family have a safe and fun weekend!

EvilLunchLady Good I am happy that you like.

Fuzzysdad That is awesome that you are blessed to have a wonderful wife. These days they are far and few between. You are right as well we do need to watch out for each other. I appreciate you ! Have a great holiday.