As someone who lives with several long term health condition’s, I think I’m qualified to speak on the subject of forgetting.
I’m so lucky to have such a great network of family and friends, who look out for me and look after me. Making sure I rest enough, eat right, drive me around, phone me up, message me, text me, Facebook me, take me out for coffee and a chat, the list of things people do for me is endless. They don’t do it because they want anything in return, they do it because they want to, because they like me or they love me or maybe it’s because they are just made that way, caring, compassionate, nice people.
One thing I know I’m guilty of at the moment, is forgetting about the needs and the health of those who give up there time for me, and that time is one of the most precious gifts someone can give.
At the moment somebody I know, someone who puts so much of her time and effort into looking out for and helping others. A person who never asks for anything in return, who wears her heart on her sleeve, and is compassionate beyond words, has been struggling herself. Now I realise if I look back over the last few months, I can see that I missed a lot of the signs that things weren’t quite right, and did nothing because I’ve been so wrapped up with me, I’m not trying to make an excuse. What I’m trying to say is I’m not sure when I stopped, but I really need to start looking out for those who look out for me.
The person I am referring to is one of the nicest, hard working, considerate, unselfish, funny, amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure to know, second only to my beautiful wife.
I’m sure this lady knows I am writing about her, I hope you don’t find all this embarrassing, I just wanted to write down what I’m thinking and feeling today. I know I can be a bit dense at times, but I genuinely worry and care about those who help me.
I hope you feel better soon, make sure you take all the time you need and all the sunshine you need to get back to being you. Enjoy your time off as much as you possibly can, you’ve done so much to help me over the last few years, without me ever having to ask, I know you have a great family and friends around you, but please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help you.
“Work to live, don’t live to work”