You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

What is it that gets you through the bad times, wipes your tears away, holds your hand when you are scared? What is it that makes you laugh, brightens your day and laughs at your jokes?

It is never a what but a who.

The things that we surround ourselves with may distract us for a while, entertain us and may even ellicit a laugh.

But it is only people that will congratulate us on that promotion, keep us company when we don’t want to go it alone and fill the hole that losing a loved one leaves.

So cherish those you love. Spend time with them even if you think you’re too busy, return their call even if it delays you watching your favourite show and let them know how you feel about them.

Because it’s people, not things, that bring happiness to our lives and you never know when those people will be taken away from us.

Back soon, the Redhead.


Ear worm: Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell

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