“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