Merry meet Friends!
Michelle here, bringing lots of love and light!
"You should always tell friends and family you love them because the future is unexpected and everyone should know they are loved." ~ Kushandwizdom
"It's the things that you least expect that hit you the hardest." ~ iliketoquote.com
"Death of a loved one at an unexpected time makes you see everything in life so differently. Suddenly most things are just not a big deal." ~ jarOfQuotes.com
"The trouble is you think you have time." ~ Buddha
On yesterday a friend, Iris, and I attended a BBQ. On the way I asked if she had told another friend about it. She stated that she had spoken to her but forgot to mention it. I had been home from the BBQ about 30 minutes when I received a call from Iris telling me that the friend I asked about earlier had died suddenly of a heart attack that evening. I was in shock to say the least! We don't know the day or the hour...
I last saw her at Iris' husband's funeral and later that night at Iris' house. We laughed and joked about an incident we had both experienced at the funeral. We left Iris' house together and said our goodbyes. I didn't know her extremely well but I knew her. We had been to several events together and I always saw her at Iris' house. I am so glad that we had a pleasant relationship. It's so easy to let little things stand in the way of friendships.
Misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and egos all can and do stop people from communicating with one another. Most of the time it is something so silly and minute causing the friction. If people would just talk to each other about what's bothering them, most conflicts could be resolved. Perhaps we should live as if each day might be our last and show kindness to one another. At the very least we don't have to keep chips on our shoulders regarding imagined or real issues. Some things aren't as huge as we make them.
All deaths can be traumatic but an unexpected death from someone who hasn't been ill is very unsettling. There are things we wished we had said or done. As Buddha said in the above quote, we think we have time. Don't delay...if you need to make amends with someone, please do it now. If someone arrives in your consciousness, give them a call, text or email; preferably a call in order to hear a voice. No matter how long we live, life is short.
I love you all! You are appreciated!
Until next Sunday,
Merry part and merry meet again,
Gypsi Mama Michelle