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.

10 comments:

deepian said...

Yes indeed: "when we help someone else we are also helping ourselves". Thank you for this eloquent reminder of how the smallest efforts we make in reaching out to others can have the biggest effects.

namaste

Jason said...

Good advice,Ronnie. I hear you. Much Love!

captron52 said...

Hey Ian Thanks for stopping in and for the kind words.

captron52 said...

Hi Jason Thanks for the visit. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and best of luck with the new job on Monday.

Eva Prokop said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That is a harsh thing to go through, for you and your brother. I lost a brother four years ago to suicide, and it is still the hardest thing I have ever been through. The passing of a sibling never leaves you. I'm sure you are getting all the support you need during this time...what a great thing that 'little girl' did for you. Sometimes something as small and seemingly insignificant as a letter or phone call does make all the difference. Thanks for sharing Ron, and my heart goes out to you and your family.

captron52 said...

Thanks for your kind words. It is always very hard to let go of someone you love. Sorry about your brother also. Suicide makes it even seem worse I think. Sure hope you had a great weekend and that he new week ahead will be even better for you. Thanks again.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother, wonderful story. People sometimes ask me "How can we change the world, eliminate the greed, fear and anger?"

The answer is so very simple. Love, compassion and the desire the make each others world a little better. You kind and gentle reminder Ron are a valuable asset encouraging each of us to find ways to make our world a kinder, more loving, place.

In Lak' ech, brother Ron, prosper with love.... live to share joy....

captron52 said...

Thank you Christopher for the kind words.

Silentwhisper1 said...

Such a sweet story.I'm so sorry about your brother,Cap.That must have been such a hard time for you.Wished I was here for you.I apologize for that.I should have been here.(warm hugs).

captron52 said...

Hi Dee. I'm happy that you liked the story. And thank you for the thoughts on my big brother's passing. The only "hard" part of that was watching those one's left behind having to deal with the loss. As for my brother, I was very happy for him. I'm sure he has spread his wings since leaving this 3d world, and is enjoying where he is now. As for you being here for me---no need to apologize for that since you are always with me! The very best to you and yours my dear friend.