Daily Reminders to Myself

We lose touch so easily.  There’s always so much going on.  That one conversation, text, email, intent to hang out…gets pushed further and further back.  Priorities get shifted and the span between you and your friend, has now become quite a distance.  Maintaining our relationships takes a lot of effort but it’s worthwhile.  Don’t let your relationships fade.  That bond is hard to get back.

We lose track of time so easily.  One day turns into weeks that turns into a couple of months and suddenly…a year has gone by.  Time flies!  We all know that.  Our time is extremely valuable.  So we must make the most of it.  Carpe Diem right?  Don’t let the lack of time be your excuse.  Make the time!

We lose opportunities so easily.  There are open doors all around us.  Everywhere.  It’s not just when one door closes, another door opens.  Our short-sightedness doesn’t allow us to see all the open doors and golden opportunities.  So take a look around.  Push a little harder on that door…maybe it’s ajar…it could just be a stubborn door.  Don’t lose sight of the present.  That life-changing opportunity might be right in front of you.

We lose too much too easily.  On a day to day basis.  And we lose a part of ourselves during the process.  Not everyday is a good day but as long as you’re having more good days than bad, you are doing okay.  If you aren’t there yet, no worries…you will get there when the time is right.  Don’t let your current circumstance define what your future holds.  It’s just a phase.  Hold on and be strong.  It can last a long time but it’s something that, once you rise above it, will fuel you for the rest of your life.

These are words I always have to remind myself of.  Daily.  I need to make the effort to nurture my relationships.  I need to make the time.  I need to stay in the present moment.  I remind myself that circumstances do change.  If I didn’t go through my own rough period, my life would not be the same.  That empowerment came from rising from my struggles.  I am grateful for this life.  Everyday.


This post is dedicated to my old friend Chris.  He had a contagious smile and a good heart.  His authenticity will forever stay in my heart.  You will be missed and never forgotten.  R.I.P Chris

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  -Maya Angelou

R.I.P Maya Angelou


4 thoughts on “Daily Reminders to Myself

  1. Reblogged this on Picking Up the Pieces and commented:
    A gentle reminder by my friend Essie over at nvokechange about the importance of nurturing and maintaining your personal relationships in a time when it’s all too easy to say you are too busy, that you meant to do this or that, that you instead got caught up online. The people we love are part of the center of our lives. They shape us ways that they cannot realize, and sometimes neither do we until it’s too late. When you would generally send off an email, take an opportunity to MAIL them (yes the ultimate sin in the age of electronic everything, I know!) a note. It doesn’t have to be long, just something in your writing to let them know you care enough to make the extra effort. Break up the mountain of bills with a little love. When you are busy and out and about and cannot call, send a text that says, “I just wanted to let you know I thought of you.” If you haven’t heard from someone in a while, call them, stop by if you are close to them, and let them know you were thinking about them. On a good day. On a bad day. On the worst day ever. You could be that person’s only smile that day. You can do none of this once someone is gone. Don’t let the bond crumble into dust.

    Thank you Essie 🙂

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