Tag: Family

Being There:  No Substitute For Showing Up

Being There: No Substitute For Showing Up

Hindsight is wonderful, regret is torture, risking it is not worth it

thelifeididntchoose

I totally get itwe areALLso busy.

Calendars crammed weeks and months in advance and no white space left over to pencil in lunch with a friend even though we desperately NEED it.

It seems impossible to make that call, write that note or stop by and visit a few minutes.

How can I meet my obligations if I use precious time doing the optional?

But when the unexpected, unimaginable and awful happens, suddenly that calendar and all those appointments don’t matter.  Balls drop everywhere and I don’t care.

Because when your family or best friend needs you, you come-no questions asked.

You toss a few necessities in your carry-on, lock the door, unplug the coffee pot and RUN.

You connect that phone to the car charger and dial away as you drive down the road.

And you show up.

Because when someone needs you, REALLY

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A day in the life …

It’s almost midnight. The darkness brings peace but I’ve had enough. I can’t be bothered with looking at anything else, the tv holds no interest in facts it’s constant noise just drives me insane. I’ll pop a pill and I know I’ll be asleep in about 30 mins. What to do for those thirty mins … Continue reading A day in the life …

Arrested: the full story

Regular readers will know by now that Candi likes to grass. From the girl who stole from Asda every week to brown-nosing the local constabulary but then she seems to have always been from one side to the other. Her issue is that you are meant to tell the truth when you grass and she … Continue reading Arrested: the full story

Prison … from the heart!

Last thing I am doing tonight as I am so tired but I felt the need to bring you this. It raises some interesting points about prison, the camaradie, the image and thought of it verses the reality of it, and what effect it has on people. The question is whether its really a punishment, … Continue reading Prison … from the heart!