“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
~ C. JoyBell C.
Something people with chronic illnesses know all too well is that many, many relationships fall by the wayside.
Family stop calling. Friends drop away. Many love relationships fail to weather the endless storms.
And life is relentless. It takes effort to keep swimming in the stream.
What to do? There’s a mile of business to attend to, and a house to tidy. There’s a hamper full of washing. The garden needs weeding and there’s a manuscript to edit. I have a list of unanswered emails longer than the Great Wall of China.
So, how am I going to spend my time?
Doing none of that.
I’m going to spend my day being really present with the ones who love me. The ones who are always there for me. Even when I am so very infrequently there for them with energy, enthusiasm and abundant spare time.
I’m spending today with my husband, and our two dogs, Bert and Harry.
I’ll see you tomorrow.
Lots of love, Nicole xx
17 thoughts on “Today’s Post Is Short For A Very Good Reason”
great insight…quality time with our loved ones…is the best!
I think you are spending time in the best way eva Nicole . This weekend I have spent valuable time with my husband, son and my King Charles Oscar …they are the most important to me .
I love the photos especially the one of Burt fast asleep on your knee ahhhhh.
Have a lovely day .
I’m doing the same thing as we are in the midst of a hurricane we are all cuddled up and having some quality time…5 dogs and a great husband and me…lots of food …I’m sure you are enjoying your time also …love from all of us
If I had three handsome males like you got, I’d be doing the same thing! You folks have a wonderful day! 🙂
I fully agree with your plans. <3
Well I hope you have more wonderful days then lousy days
Way to go Nicole…the jobs will still be there tomorrow…enjoy your day.
Enjoy. Des and I just heading for Morning at Fingal Beach Rest is so important blessings xx
Top shelf 😀
(I’d be careful of the influence that blue heeler could have on the man next to him…..he may learn naughty habits)
best reason ever! :o)
Have a wonderful day!
Have a wonderful day!! You deserve a day like that after all you’ve been through. God Bless you all.
Beautifully said XO!
Excellent choice my dear – hope you have an awesome day!
Have a wonderful day Nicole with all the love that surrounds you, your husband and your two dogs:)
Sounds like a beautiful way to spend the day……… enjoy xx
Have a beautiful day! Love you <3