Be a Keeper



One day someone's mother died

On that clear, cold morning
in the warmth of her bedroom
the daughter was struck with
the pain of learning that sometimes
there isn't any more.
 

No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
no more "just one minute."
 


Sometimes what we care about goes away
never to return before we can say goodbye,
say "I love you."
 


So, while we have it...it is best to love it...
and care for it and fix it if its broken,
and take good care of it when it is sick.
 


This is true for marriage...and for friendships
 


And children with bad report cards;
And dogs with bad hips;
And aging parents and grandparents;
We keep them because they are worth it,
Because we cherish them.
 


Some things we keep -
like a best friend that moves away
or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that
make us happy, no matter what.
 


Life is important,
and so are the people we know...
And so, we keep them close.
 


Be a Keeper!

 

~  Author Unknown ~


"Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it."

 

These words were shared by my friend, Alice, who is certainly a keeper.
  What a wonderful reminder...so true! Perfect words to share with those you care about.

 

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