How many friends do you have? After answering that, think of how many of those friends you spent quality time with and thoughtfulness to.
A lot of times we become too busy. Our lives become packed with things that we consider more important than anything else. Most often than not, in order to keep a high performance at an aspect of our life, we tend to have a less-efforted performance to the others. It’s basically a world’s “normal” formula. But should it be?
What I’m trying to say is: the varsity players can be very great sports maniac but lesser academic-excellent people; some Catholics become very “religious” people but do not really live a life of kindness. In other words, there are many instances that we regret to pay attention to the needs of the people who indirectly asks for our affection. In our busy life, friends and relationships become just one of the choices.
But someone said that the greatest things in life are intangible. Your relationship with your family, your friends, cannot be taken away from you. Time and situation may add a little twist to those connections but no one can steal your love for them away.
A friend once mentioned to me, “we can go to heaven without our beloved friends but til then, friends make our walk worthwhile and easy.” The people surrounding us are meant to be there so you could have an outlet – an outlet of your love, of your time and thoughtfulness, and perhaps even an outlet for your anger. But either way, you knew them because you are supposed to. You met them so that you could choose (or not) to establish a relationship with them.
Miley Cyrus’ song ‘The Climb’ also mentioned things like what’s waiting at the end of the road in your travel of life is not the deal. The deal is about how you get there. You can travel it alone, but hey, your friends and family make your walk worthwhile.
This is why I suggest readers of this blog to spend quality time and give quality thoughtfulness first and foremost to his/her mom, dad, sister/brother, grandparents, and then to his friends, best friends, or even enemies. Bother them until you are alive. Surely you wouldn’t be busy for the whole 24 hours so take the spare hours or minutes or seconds to chat with them, talk to them, text them or say things like “I love you” “I miss you”. Think not about what you would get in return but about what you can do for them; not about how you want to be remembered in their lives but how you remember them. And in the end, the prize is greater than anything else. It may not be tangible, but your reward is inward and best.
Again, quality time and thoughtfulness – offer them to every person in your life who deserves it.