This was first posted over two years ago. I find it’s still an excellent reminder of some of the most important things we forget, that we shouldn’t!
…to water the special plant that was given to me by someone I love.
But I think it’s too late now anyway.
I forgot to feed the animals this morning.
Oh that’s right I forgot to buy food for them when I was at the store
yesterday picking up the food I ran out of for the family.
I forgot to visit my grandparents yesterday,
they had called and asked me to drop by. I guess they needed
Some help with something, but it was a hectic day with
all sorts of interruptions.
I forgot to go to my child’s class rehearsal last night
darn, it was important too, he has a big role in the school play.
I forgot to wish my best friend a happy birthday today. It was a special one too.
But between work, and kids and worry about bills,
The day just got away with me.
I forgot to remember – when I woke up this morning -
to give thanks for what I increasingly take for granted, and I forgot to make a
Positive difference for anyone besides myself.
I have a to-do list but it’s gotten pretty long so I’ll make
A new one tomorrow – unless I forget!
Penny L. Howe
Our lives are so busy today, with schedules and routines and structured types of “to-do’s”, that what is frequently forgotten – is taking the time to love, to share, to care and to be there, for others.