Today’s word is ‘grateful’.
I am grateful for a sobering reminder yesterday… that life is short and I must intentionally keep in touch with friends that I love, and I don’t mean a 5 word Facebook post or a ‘like’ on someone’s status. I mean a personal and intentional communication… an email, a letter, a card, a text, or a phone call if time zones allow.
I am grateful for dear friends and family, however with everyone now spread all over the world, and life busier than ever for all of us, personal communication tends to get lost in the shuffle.
Yesterday I discovered that a friend of ours passed away unexpectedly in January of this year, and no one notified us. We hadn’t connected since the holidays last year and had been texting and calling for the last couple of weeks with no response. So I googled. Sure enough the obit from his little town newspaper popped up. Four months too late.
So to my busy friends and family, today I will reach out and let you know I love you. And that I think about you often and pray for you whenever I do.