After learning that my father had been hospitalized with blocked arteries, I realized how fortunate I am to have him in my life. It’s not that I haven’t realized it before, it’s just when you suddenly get news like that, you take inventory…at least I do. I’ve had too much experience with losing loved ones in the past and know that there is no guarantee for tomorrow. My dad is fine and will likely be home today, but I want to express how important he is to me on this Fortunate Friday. Sharing this with you makes me accountable to never forget this. I love you, Daddy.
I guess the point here is simple: Don’t ever take anyone or any relationship for granted. Tell them you love them; tell them you care; tell them they are important to your life. Make an effort to share your life with them. Believe that God knew what he was doing when putting you together. Be grateful every day for the relationships that you have. Write a note or an email; pick up the phone. You’ll be glad you did. What or whom are you thankful for today? Be well-be beautiful.
Photo taken of me and my daddy at Destin Beach, FL in the sixties.