Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pondering Thoughts

As the title explains I have some pondering thoughts. I know it has been a bit since I last posted, but I have come to the conclusion it is not the amount I post it is he quality that I post. That is my story, and I am sticking to that anyway!! LOL You know when you lose someone you knew that you were friends with it starts you reflecting on life. I should not lump all my readers into that category I guess, but that is what I tend to do. I tend to reflect as to what life is all about, and what it means to me. The older I get (I know this makes me sound ancient) the more philosophical I get about life, and what it all means. Friendship is taken too lightly sometimes. Do we take friends for granted? Do you think that friends will always be there when you need them? I personally think that friendships are like marriages if you don't work at them they will fall apart. I must admit when someone is taken from you unexpectedly it does kind of knock the wind out of your sails, and make you think what should/or could I have done more of or differently. One thing that I have realized is life is too short, and one needs to enjoy the time we have with each other for what it is and, not have any hidden agenda's to life. Now you can say what he is talking about? Really when you truly reflect we think that we can do this or that tomorrow or next week and it will be alright. What happens if that tomorrow or next week won't be there? We as society needs to enjoy today for today! I am not saying you should not make plans I am just saying don't take life for granted. It is the little things to some people that one does that is more important to people then going out of your way to make a big production. So with that being said I would like to bid Wilf farewell, and say he may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. God Speed my friend!!!!!!
I guess that takes me to my next point. What is a friend? One friend commented to me a while ago when we were talking you know our friendship has lasted longer then some marriages. I got thinking about that statement, and he is right. Marriages and friendships are kind of the same in a twisted sort of way. You have have to work at both of them and when they fail you always wonder what could have happened differently. After just losing this friend recently I looked at the current friends we have now. For the most part the wife and I kind of keep to ourselves and when we meet friends we generally are pretty low key. We are not party animals, we generally do home parties or go out for dinner occasionally. As friends you should be there for each other when there is good times and the bad times. So many people are what I call fair weather friends when it is all about them they are all in, but when the shoe is on the other foot then things get difficult. A friend of mine one time told me friendships are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until you get in to hot water with them. That is so true!!! All I can say to that those type of people are going to find themselves very lonely one day, because they tend to gravitate to that type of group that creates that shallowness, and push the ones that were there for the long term away. These people appear strong and have things together, but really they are actors and eventually their sadness does surface, and they will see how good their friends are there are for them. Anyway enough reflection for now.
I have realized life is too short not to dance naked!!!
Don't put off saying to someone how you truly feel! Give that person a hug and tell them how special they are as what we put off today we may never get to say or do tomorrow!

Until next time

From The Big Ape :-)

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