Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grace in Relationships

A few months ago, my grandmother passed away.

She was her own person through and through, and you always knew where she stood and what she thought about a particular food, fashion trend, or person's character.

She did not mince words, my grandmother.

During the last months of her life, I admit I visited her more often than ever, if only to burn the memories of her into my mind. Often, my sister and I went together to see her together.

Among the things my grandmother told us was that she regretted was not having spent more time with the two of us. And that hit me, hard.

It's cliche to say that our time here is so finite, and precious. But it's true.

And I'm still amazed at how much we -- really, I -- let it slip by. Even with the best of intentions to spend more time doing things we enjoy for and with people we care about.

So I've adapted my resolution to have more fun this year to have more fun with the people I love.

And I intend to make that a theme that remains in my life forever.


Kitty said...

Really wonderful.
Spandrel, do you tell these things to those people in your life? or do you keep these tenets in your head (and on your blog?)

Hope everything is all right. You haven't posted in a while. I know last year was a very positive year for you in that you really went at it day by day with a purpose. I hope you continue that quest this year.

A belated Happy 2011 to you!

Spandrel Studios said...

Hi, Kitty. Thanks for your nice note! Actually, 2010 was a year I was very happy to wave au revoir to, as it was more than packed with a few personal challenges. Nothing insurmountable, just *hard.* Plus, work has been ultra-demanding... so I've felt tapped out on many fronts much of the year.

My blog has always been a place where I can mull ideas and state my intentions, and thanks to friends who read, helps keep things rolling. The New Year always triggers a "reset" in me to discover new opportunities in all areas of life... so here's to more connection with friends, both in real life--and online, too!

Happy New Year to you, too!

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0man said...

great memories and words...