CHECK ON YOUR PEOPLE!
Hello Loves, how was your Father’s Day? My sisters and I had a grand time with our father yesterday. I feel very blessed to have my father here. We haven’t always had the best relationship but we continue to work on it and that is what really matters. This blog entry is something that has been nagging at me for a few weeks now. I wasn’t going to blog about it because this really has been run into the ground but it needs to be said.
The last month or so my community has suffered a lot of deaths. Some from violence, some from illness and others self-inflicted. When these kind of things happened we all usually say the same thing like ” Tell your people you love them while they are still here” this phrase is the most popular. Another one that is beginning to become popular is ” Check on your people!” This phrase I believe comes from the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two wealthy and seemingly happy individuals. There has been a lot a speculation on why they decided to take their own lives so I will not touch on that however I will asked you ” When is the last time you checked on your people?”
When was the last time you called a friend for no reason at all but just to see how they are doing?
When was the last time you offered a hand to a friend who is in need without being asked?
When was the last time you sent a text message saying ” I love you” without being prompted by something happening?
When was the last time you called to be a listening ear? No judgements, no comments…strictly to listen.
I think many of us (myself included ) are guilty of not checking up on our people. We have to do better! Do not let the excuse of “well they do not check up me “stop you from checking up on them. Life has shown me that the only thing that matter is how we treat others and what we are doing in the present moment. The past is the past and we have to strive to be better people for the future. Check up on your people loves! You may make their day when you do!