Friday, February 6, 2015
THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL
I am going back in time when I was a 34 year old single man. (Seems like another lifetime to me). It was 1986 and I had just met and started to see socially a lady who had 2 children. She had been divorced and myself, I had never been married. We hit it off and had a really good time together for about 4 years. It was during this period that I fell in love not only with her but those 2 darling children. When the relationship ended, (just 2 people who where at the time headed for different directions) It was extremely hard on me. Not only had I lost the woman I loved but also those 2 kids who I really did adore. After the breakup I tried to maintain a relationship with the girls and did the best I could to let them know I would always love them. The little girl moved to California with her mom and it did become harder to keep in touch. Be we managed to talk with each other and stay in touch every now and then. Now the real reason I am sharing this with you now is to give you an example of just how much one person can do for another with something as simple as a phone call or letter. As all my regular readers are aware of I often ask my readers to do something nice for someone just because they can. Last month one of my older brothers made his transition from this planet after fighting a battle with bone cancer. And even though I am not one who believes that this human life is the only thing we have, I, like most everyone hates to lose someone we love. I was dealing with this as good as I could. Of course I was sadden and really felt bad for the loved ones left behind. One day when I checked my facebook status there was a beautiful message written to me by this beautiful little girl that I have always loved so much. Just knowing that she had taken a moment to write and let me know she was thinking of me in this sorrowful time made my heart feel so much joy that it made my way so much easier. Too me this is such a perfect example of how one little call or letter or visit from an old friend can make ones day so much brighter. And that is what I mean when I ask you to do something nice for someone just because you can. It doesn't cost anything, it takes very little time, and it helps the world seem a little gentler and nicer place for all of us. You would be surprised how much good you can do in this world sometimes just by saying hello. Or smiling a t someone. Or calling an old friend. I'm sure you know what I am speaking of. We, as a human family, can do so much more if only we take a moment and reach out with pure unconditional love to another. We are all ONE. And when we help someone else we are also helping ourselves. So I leave you with the hope that you right now look around and see what you can do to make this world a brighter place not only for yourself but for all of us. Much love to all you beautiful folks.