Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011


How many times do you go to a funeral, and you see relatives that you haven't seen in years? Some of those relatives may be very close relatives, such as brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Why do people not visit each other anymore? Maybe that is not how things are for you, but that is how it is for most people I know in the town I live in Pennsylvania. Whenever I bring up such topics on facebook everyone is quick to jump on the band wagon and agree with me; however, life still goes on without any visits from any family members and few friends. Plus, people do not invite others over to their homes anymore.

Maybe I am just trying to relive the 1980's when all my brothers and sisters would pile in the car on Sunday afternoons, and we would head to grandma's house. As we got older and grandma passed away, then our Sunday afternoon routine changed to visiting older brothers and sisters who married and started families of their own or possibly aunts and uncles. There was usually never a Sunday that went by when we weren't visiting someone, or someone wasn't visiting  us.

Things seemed to have changed in the twenty-first century. People no longer seem to have time to visit family members or even call family members. My husband was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago, and there are several family members on his side of the family who have never called or visited since his diagnosis. My family is so dysfunctional that there isn't any reason to even mention them. Are people that busy that they no longer have time for their loved ones?

I will be the first to admit that the only time my family visits anyone is when we are invited to another's home except for a cousin whom we pop in on from time to time. Don't let life pass you by and leave you thinking that you have tomorrow to call or stop by. What is stopping you from picking up the phone this very moment and calling someone who means the world to you. Don't wait till their funeral when it is too late. Make time for your loved ones and visit them now while they are still here with you on planet, Earth!

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