My love is in the hospital again with pneumonia. She has officially been there for one week today.
She will get better.
In the week that she has been in the hospital none of her family has come to visit her.
One of her good friends is the only person to visit her besides me.
This has caused me to think about busyness.
Allow me to explain.
When we are busy we don’t have to stop and look at life. We don’t have to wonder if we are happy or if our relationships are good. We’re just to damn busy to think about it!
When we are busy, we gain our worth from how much we get done in a day (this is me in a nut shell by the way). And when we do finally have a day off or a vacation we can say we deserve it because of how busy we have been!
The cycle goes on and on. We wear ourselves out, our relationships grow weaker, and we stop showing up for people when they need us even when they are sick and in the hospital.
I am completely certain of one thing: THE RELATONSHIPS THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR LOVED ONES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS LIFE.
When we finally take the long dirt nap, the only thing that we will leave this world with is the love we created while we were here.
Showing up for someone means more than a thousand tasks completed in a day, a new car, or a promotion.
Today, I will go spend as much time as I can with my love.
I can’t make her well. But I can show up for her.