Inconvenient ???  

rm_dragonheat23 52M
977 posts
4/18/2006 6:06 am

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Inconvenient ???

Yesterday, I was thinking about opportunities missed because it was “inconvenient”.
My step daughter was having her band concert yesterday. Of course my wife and I went to it. My wife’s parents and sister in law also went.

My wife’s ex-husband did not attend his daughter’s concert because it was inconvenient. This is not the first event in his children’s life that he has missed for this reason. I don’t think he really realizes that these events are one shot deals and don’t come again. One day (maybe) he will look back and realize that he missed so much of their childhood because he was too busy.

My mother passed away a year and a half ago when my youngest daughter was 2 years old. She got to see my daughter, her granddaughter, about six times in those two years. These were the times when I brought her over to my mother’s house. It was too far to come to my house and too inconvenient.

Many years ago, I lost a very good friend because she moved about 30 miles away from me. It was too far I thought at the time, to visit her often and the phone bill got to be too expensive. So our friendship slipped to the wayside and we lost contact with each other. I lost a very good friend because our friendship was inconvenient.

I am much more aware, in my later years, that convenience has nothing to do with life.
If something is worth it, you will find the time, you will drive the few miles, and you will not let opportunities slip away simply because it is inconvenient.

You get one shot at this life and you need to make time to live it


HBowt2 60F

4/18/2006 7:15 am

soemtimes things worth having require an effort....i never bother with this business of who's turn it is to ring or who did what last and if I want to ring someone the cost doesn't count....life is too short to measure friendship and family like that...


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/18/2006 2:16 pm:
Exactly. When it becomes an obligation to do something and you start doing it because you have to, rather than you want to, you have a problem.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

4/18/2006 12:50 pm

Too true. Most people don't think really.

hugsssssssss
Kelli


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/18/2006 2:16 pm:
That's it in a nutshell.

moonfire2u 71F
2602 posts
4/18/2006 4:18 pm

I totally agree with but sometimes I think people just don't get their priorities straight....what matters is people in our lives...people we love...all the rest is just filler...

kind thoughts,
Moonfire


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/19/2006 6:00 am:
It's really a matter of knowing what your priorities are. You can have fun now and be lonely later in life, or you can nurture the relationships you have and enjoy them forever.

MoJo32565 48M/33F

4/18/2006 10:16 pm

Very well said, as always.


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/19/2006 6:04 am:
MoJo, Thank you. Just doin' my job ma'm. (In best John Wayne voice)

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
4/19/2006 9:03 am

Ahh... Reminds me of movie scenes where parents missed their kids recital and what not. I always make time for things that mean a lot to me because I always think that there might not be a tomorrow. Maybe a little too pessimistic but it's true.


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/19/2006 1:55 pm:
You do have a point there. You never know when the missed recital might be your kids last memory of you. I'm glad that you do make time for the important things

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