No one likes to be taken for granted or to be a given. Everyone likes to be appreciated. I was recently reminded of this lesson by a very kind gentleman.
Long ago on a drive from the Midland airport back to San Angelo with my two closest friends and my boyfriend, at the time, he told us to listen closely to this song below and never take each other for granted. He had seen how close we girls were. We had been friends in high school and had chosen to go off to college together. We could have the serious talks and we could also be goofy together. Something we nicknamed "idiot bonding" back in the day. I guess with my counting my blessings today on Mother's Day of having a great Mom I'm feeling a bit sentimental. I've got family nearby. An older brother (only 43 when it happened) that survived a heart attack a year ago. Family far away but we are pretty good at staying in touch. Thank you Facebook! Friends all over the country and the world as well as close by. I need to make certain these folks know I'm not taking their friendship, love and support for granted. I know if I need them that they are there for me and vice versa. Even if its just an email that makes me smile, a call to catch up and laugh for a bit, or a text like one I got from Steph in Alabama this week that just puts everything in my world in its place. She has a talent with a 160 characters I tell ya!!
Don't take them for granted! You just might make their day. :)
The song is from 1991 called I Will Not Take These Things For Granted.