For the past year, I’ve worked extremely hard on repairing some broken relationships. It took a lot of patience, trust, honesty and understanding to rebuild those relationships, but it was so worth it. Now, my life is full of laughter rather than pain.
Or so I thought. As I expended my energy into one relationship, other relationships unraveled because I hadn’t been as plugged into some big events as I should have been. My lack of presence and support was perceived as a lack of empathy.
When I heard I let my sister and friends down for various reasons, it stopped me dead in my tracks. Somehow between running around after my family and running in races, I had missed some important events and it’s not like me to not be there for loved ones. However in these incidences, I wasn’t and I hurt them terribly. When I heard I let them down, I cried for weeks.
Even now, the pain I know I caused brings tears to my eyes. I live a rich life because of my family and friends. Their relationships are bountiful blessings. Without them, my life would be empty and lonely.
Somehow I have to find balance between my own family, my extended family on both sides and my friends.That’s why I am so grateful for the 30 Day Challenge, because it forces me to stop and remember everything and everyone that is important in my life, whether it’s spending time with them or sending them a note to say, “I love you. I appreciate you in my life.”
Of course with schedules, it’s hard to coordinate time to spend together, but we’ll make it happen. And for that, I’m thankful.
For the next four Music Mondays, I’ll be counting my blessings through song. Each week in November, I will be singing my praises and giving thanks by sharing a song that symbolizes one of the many blessings in my life. Come count your blessings with me and link up while you’re here. What a blessing that would be!