Who Are You Forgetting?

Don't forget

It was just a minor surgery – a cyst removal on my little toe. But it was enough to be on crutches, to have to wear a surgical shoe, and uproot my usual habits for 2 – 3 weeks.  Many of my friends and family knew about it. But it just dawned on me today that they all forgot about it. Only one dear friend remembered to check in to see how it went (she even called me the day before). At first, when I realized this, I was so surprised and, I will honestly admit, a bit surprised. The surgery had gone fine, and there wasn’t anything earth-shattering to report, but no one thought to check in.

But then I took it one step further and reflected that perhaps I am guilty of this kind of oversight as well. I began wondering then, “Who and what important event or friend or family member am I forgetting?”

It gets harder and harder these days to remember what day we’re in, let alone all the myriad of things we have to do. Technology combined with ever-increasing tasks can make our heads spin.

And then it happens:

Your brother’s birthday comes and goes – but you forgot about it.

Your sister just celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary – but you don’t remember.

Your best friend just closed on her first house, but you didn’t even know about it because you are too busy to keep in touch.

All the details of our days are important in many ways, but sometimes they can overshadow the things that matter the most – our family and other loved ones.  These are the things that really make us thrive. These are the things that really keep us going.

Who are you forgetting?

Let’s take the time to remember our true sources  of love and joy and do our best to always think of them as often as we can; and let them know it! This is simple and powerful.

Our connections to others can make all the difference in the world.





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