This was a little over two years ago. My close friend graduated college with a Master’s in teaching. The Mr. and I are her son’s Godparents and we were both in her wedding. And we have countless memories, good and bad that we have shared over 20 plus years. But the last couple years we have grown apart. Today I reminded of just how much our families have been there for one another over the years no matter what.
You see, as you have probably gathered by now, I am a positive person. I always see the bright side and I always look for the bright side in things. Sure I get knocked down once in a while. But that’s life. I always know that no matter how awful things can seem or feel things could be worse. But sometimes being such a positive person has its flaws. For instance my friend’s father was placed on hospice last Friday and even knowing medically what that means, I wasn’t going to even allow my mind to go “there”. I didn’t ask any hard questions. Nor did I really believe it. No really. I didn’t I kept telling myself that things are going to be fine. And he would pull through. Why? I have experienced firsthand the power of prayer and miracles. And miracles happen every day. And I don’t believe the worst will happen, until it does happen. So rather than be sad over the weekend, I continued to think positive offer love and support and remind her to call if they needed anything.
Just a little while ago her father passed away peacefully, surrounded by her and his loved ones. When I heard the news, afterwards I also learned something about myself. It really doesn’t have any relevance to our conversation, but does have relevance for how I tend to handle situations. And I hope I didn’t overlook or not hear something that was said because I was being positive. Because sometimes it’s the last thing people want to hear. Sometimes people want you to know how much things f-ing suck. And while I understand that, I am not good at knowing when the right time is. To not be positive, when it comes to the challenges others are facing. Even in a time like this. But then how do you know when the right time is? I know when it is for me. How come I don’t see it in others? Do you think there is a such thing as being too positive? Does it come off as being intensive? Nonetheless, my heart is feeling heavy today and I will be there for her and her family in the coming weeks and thereafter, no matter what.
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss.