One of the most important things in life are our relationships. People that are important to us like our loved ones, friends and pets. They’re things that are always there, and sometimes, often in fact, we take them for granted. I too am guilty of this.
So I got to thinking yesterday. What if all of a sudden, someone important in my life just wasn’t in it anymore? Think about that for a second. Pick someone in your life that’s important to you. Got someone? Now imagine that person or animal just vanished tomorrow. Would you be happy with the way you’ve been acting towards them lately? Or would you regret the way your relationship left off when they disappeared? If you’re like me, you’re probably in that second category.
The sad truth is we take people for granted.
We don’t show them the love or care that we really feel for them. Why? It’s because they’re always there. We can always do that tomorrow.
That’s the wrong way to look at it.
All those people we’re close with, they’re important to us. So show them! Call your mom and dad, because what if you couldn’t? Kiss your lover because what if you couldn’t? Take your kids out for ice cream because what if you couldn’t!
We get so caught up in our everyday lives that we don’t always make the time for the people we care about. When you think about it that’s just so heart wrenchingly unacceptable. Treat those people like the important people they are in your life. You’re never too busy. If you tell yourself you just don’t have time, you are lying to yourself.
Make. Time. Because what if you couldn’t?
So how do you make time? You have to want to. You’re leaving for work in the morning, you say goodbye to your significant other. Stop! Instead of walking out that door, walk over and give them a kiss before you go. It takes a few seconds, but trust me when I say it makes a difference.
You just moved away from home, you’re living on your own for the first time. Going to parties, living it up, drinking, having a good time. Call your family once in awhile. It might take a few minutes out of one day. You might not care because you’re having the time of your life, but they do.
It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.
Showing someone you care doesn’t take time. It takes effort. You have to put in that effort. You have to want to. So take that extra few seconds every day, do that little something extra. You’ll thank me for it.