I Missed “MY” Bro

I LOVE my brother, Danny, but I  haven’t seen my bro, Danny, for six months.  Shame on us… I’ve talked to him on the phone, but because of our conflicting schedules… sadly, we just haven’t been able to hook-up and spend some quality time together… I say sadly…, because I really think we can all find ourselves in this type of situation, where we want to spend time with family, or loved ones, but we think we don’t have the time…

One thing I’ve learned over the years (up close and personal)  is… we will make time for those we really want to spend time with… All we have to do is make it a priority. Yes, a PRIORITY !!! We all lead very busy lives, we all  have a lot of family or friends who we should see more often… but for whatever reason…, “our busy lives” just get in the way… We’ve all been there. Haven’t you ever thought  “I should call so and so, or send so and so a note… or make a lunch date with so and so… but we don’t… WHY? We want too, we just let the time it takes to make the arrangements slip through the cracks of our everyday lives… Can you see yourself in any of this?

Well, to be completely honest… I was a little “put off” that my bro, Danny, who lives in Maricopa, which is about 45 minutes from my house, goes to visit my mother at the Care Center, which is no more than 10 minutes from my house, every week… but he never comes by to see me, or calls me to meet up with him for lunch etc… So again, SHAME on ME for letting it go so long when all it really took for us to get together again was when I called him and said “hey, when you go visit mom this weekend, how about we meet up for lunch afterwards?’ Danny was VERY excited about that and immediately said “YES, he and his wife Bea, would be visiting mom this weekend and would love to meet up with my husband, Bill, and I for lunch… OMG people, lesson learned… don’t stand on formalities…just pick up the phone, and invite the person you miss, out for a lunch date, outing, or whatever quality time you can spend together… Most likely, they are waiting on your invite just as much as you are waiting on theirs.. It’s all good no matter how it happens… 🙂

So, my husband, Bill/aka Frissy’s Bro, met my Bro, Danny, and his wife, Bea, for lunch at Abuelo’s  Mexican Restaurant, in Chandler this weekend… after Danny and Bea visited mom (left click twice on this photo to see larger view).

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We had a  wonderful time. Laughed, talked, laughed some more, and “VOWED” it has been much too long, and we need to make “SURE” we “make this a “PRIORITY” to do this at least once a month. I have that on my to do list…

I left our lunch date with Danny and Bea knowing I will never stand on “principle” again… if I want to spend time with a loved one, be it family, or friend…, I will make the first move to extend the invitation, and not wait for them to ask me… Because, life is much too short to “stand on principle…” And I won’t make that mistake again…!!!

When I got home, and made that vow to myself…, I looked out my front door and saw this… which sealed the deal for me…”life is much too short…” Make it a PRIORITY to spend time with the people you love, and more importantly, with the people who you know love you…”

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Stay Tuned!!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katsbynp
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 02:09:43

    You are correct. I decided it was definitely time to reconnect with you and my family in Arizona. I am so excited that this is the year I will do that. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Feb 24, 2014 @ 12:26:42

      We are very excited that you will be coming out to visit us, and the rest of your Arizona family this year too. Can’t wait for it to happen. Just send me some dates that work for you and we will get it on the calendar… 🙂 Thanks Kathy.

      Reply

  2. gotham girl
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 20:32:21

    So so much merit to this post! Well done frissy!!! xoxoxo

    Reply

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