How about just one more post for the year, the last post for 2012.
We have had a good year, and 2013 is only going to get better. Each and everyone of us have had both blessings and heartaches this past year and we all will endure more in the coming year because my Friends that is life.
Material and monetary items are a must for life today, but what is most important and something we all should reflect on is our family and friends, you can have all the money in the world and be miserable without someone to share it with.
Myself I’d rather not have the pile of money if it meant losing my family and friends to gain, people are conditioned to work for a living, but when working takes place of your family time you need to readjust a bit and make time for both family and the job you need to feed them.
Harry Chapin’s song Cats In The Cradle tells the story of a man who never had time to spend with his son, “When you comin' home dad? I don't know when, but we'll get together then son, You know we'll have a good time then”
To make a long story short, the son wanted to spend time with and be like his Dad, and Dad never had time to spend with him, Son grew up and became like his Dad who is now retired, now the Son has no time for Dad.
It’s so easy to allow time to pass and put things off thinking I’ll make time for this later, when it comes to family putting things off may be your last chance to do something with someone you love.
About thirty years ago I got a call from my Grand Dad who asked me to come over and take him fishing, Can’t do it this weekend Grand Dad I am on call for work, how about next weekend, Sounds good Jimmy, I’ll see you then.
Grand Dad died the following Saturday, the day I was supposed to take him fishing, putting him off a week was my last opportunity to see him.
So before I get in too deep, I say take time to do things with someone you love, make time to see your Parents, Grandma or Grandpa and listen to their stories, you know the ones you have already heard a million times.
Play ball with your kids or grandkids, or listen to them ramble about the new gadget they have, even if you have no idea what they are talking about, just being there with them is more important than understanding how that gadget really works.
Sit down and have a cup of coffee with that friend you keep putting off because you don’t have the time, we have to start making time for little things like this because as I said before, if we put things like this off too many times, time will run out.
My wish for all of you in the coming year is time with your Family and Friends, I thank all of you who choose to read my opinions and have decided to stick around in spite of them.
A Happy New Year to you, and remember as long as you have your Faith, Friends, and Family, you are truly blessed.