Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Who you gonna call?

It's been a strange day for me. Started out pretty good, got to the clinic and got down to work. I was in a good mood, not a great one, but before long and a lot of phone calls and clients later, the mood had deteriorated. Funny how that can happen. Patience grasshopper...not my strong suit. Anyway, I've rejuvenated somewhat and am feeling better now, more on a level plain once again. Whew...

So, isn't it funny how friends/people can drop in and drop out of our lives? In the last week, two very dear friends of mine have suddenly reappeared. One had moved out of the area completely, and when my cell phone died about a year ago, I lost her number and life got in the way, and well - you know how it goes...we lost touch. She's been gone for 5 years and then last week, she drives in the driveway and it was like she's never been gone. It felt great to talk with her again. Sounds like she might be moving back to our little area again. That would be nice.

And then another friend who I haven't even talked to in over a year, maybe more, called me out of the blue today - just to "say hi". It was soooo good to talk with her. We talked for over an hour and caught up and laughed, just like we'd never been apart. I'm always amazed at how God drops people into our lives just when we need them. Funny...I guess He really does watch over us at all times.

Life is funny. It's so easy to get busy with things and let our relationships with the people we love and care very deeply about to wane. It's so very easy to lose touch. And, for some reason we just don't pick up the phone, or drop them a few lines - you know, check in, even just to say "hi". I am guilty of this, as much as the next gal. I've gotten bogged down in the everyday little struggles and busyness of life and let people slip thru the cracks. I've often wondered why. Why is it so easy to let go of people who so obviously enrich our lives? Hmmm, I guess I don't really expect any answer, just wondering is all. I've always heard that the third time's the charm - maybe I'll make a quick phone call to one other very dear friend who I haven't spoke to in almost 3 years. I have absolutely no reason not to. Maybe it's my turn to take some initiative and step out of my business of being so busy...and take a few minutes to do something of real importance.

Like stay in touch with someone I care about.

But get this, I've just now talked to yet another friend who called me out of the blue, and earlier today, another friend called me just to say "hi". Wow, am I ever blessed!! This truly is the day for making and keeping connections. That's four friends in one day who thought enough of me to just call me and tell me they were thinking of me. I feel blessed indeed.


So...who you gonna call?



fernvalley01 said...

Great news that your friends called you , how could they not , you are such a doll!
I am in contact with most of my group ,and for the most part the ones I have lost contact with have been for good reason. They come to mind every now and then ,but some memories are better left as memories(they look better at a distance , as do I to them ) but you never know maybe there is someone I would call....

Pony Girl said...

I love getting in touch with old friends. Facebook has allowed me to do that. But it seems superficial because we just chat online but haven't really gotten together in person yet. Does that count?
I have a friend, my best friend since second grade, that I have not called in a few months. Granted, I haven't heard from her either. But after being friends for 30 yrs., I know we just go through these phases and when we connect, it's like no time has passed!

Dusty Devoe said...

It is amazing how connected we are when you haven't seen or heard from someone in awhile. I have been putting off contacting some dear friends for a few months. I will get in and do it!

allhorsestuff said...

How's that for a day(year) picker-upper!
I love to hear this Lorie!...I am getting the feeling though..I need to connect.
OH..just read Dusty's comment...she too is inspired.

hayseed said...

I've always thought that true friends are the ones you can just pick up friendships with after long periods of time, when life gets in the way- sometimes we turn away from what we need the most!

Anonymous said...

A good reminder... how much you make a difference whether at the moment realized or not

gp looking out the window at lotsa falling white stuff

Carolynn said...

That IS awesome. You must be putting something very attractive out into the Universe to be drawing all these people to yourself.

That's one of the reasons why I'm on Facebook, actually. I may not 'talk' to all my friends there on a regular basis, but it is a good way of keeping tabs on what everyone is up to and checking in from time to time.

BTW, thank you so much for your incredibly generous comment over at my place today. You flatter me and I'm pleased to hear that you're getting back on your feet, literally.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Interesting. You are probably sending out vibes to the universe and these folks are picking up on them. Pretty cool.

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Ever hear this poem?:

People come into your life for a reason,
a season, or a lifetime. When you figure
out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed
outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist
you through a difficulty, to provide you with
guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason, you need them
to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your
part or at an inconvenient time, this person will
say or do something to bring the relationship to
an end.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk
away. Sometimes they act up or out and
force you to take a stand. What we must
realize is that our need has been met,our
desire fulfilled; their work is done. The
prayer you sent up has been answered
and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a
SEASON, it is because your turn has come
to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you
an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never
done. They usually give you an unbelievable
amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only
for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime
lessons; those things you must build upon in order
to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is
to accept the lesson, love the person/people
and put what you have learned to use in
all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but
friendship is clairvoyant.

Anonymous said...

Friendships are as different as the people are different - some friendships need a lot of tending and others bloom without a lot of fuss.

C-ingspots said...

Chelsi, I haven't heard this, but like it very much. Come to think of it, I have expressed a couple of wishes lately. Thanks.