A Reason; A Season; A Lifetime
A brief telephone conversation with one of our blog members left me thinking. So many folks cross our paths throughout our lifetime. People come into our lives in three different capacities; a reason, a season or a lifetime. A poignant statement, since in our effort to force some individuals into a specific category we sometimes cause ourselves enormous heartache. You see, not everyone is intended to be with you for a lifetime. Without getting religious on anyone - whether you're an atheist or a Christian - know that what you may consider a chance meeting with someone was always in your life's plan. The danger is when we alter the course of an interaction by attempting to make someone that was placed in our life's path for a reason, into someone who is a lifelong participant. Without getting into the details of why they were placed there - there are millions of them - know that after that reason, they were intended to be gone. Those that are placed in our life's path for a season are those that are there for a slightly longer time. They are there to either teach us a lesson, get us through a difficult period or simply to enrich our lives. Following that purpose, you'll notice that life has a way of pushing them out. It is when we try to force them into a lifelong participant role that we see a deteriorating relationship (relationship is used in a general sense here). Lifetime players in our lives are remarkable in that they fit into all three categories and they continually serve a purpose in our lives. Your lives grow together and you learn each other's strengths and weaknesses. There are times when you don't speak to the lifetime participant for extended periods of time, but when you reconnect, it's like they've always been there. You know their idiosyncrasies and the effort to maintain an interaction with them never compromises who you are. Well, I won't pretend to know it all - I don't even know enough to always decipher what role is intended for all the folks that cross my path, but knowing what signs to look for and finding peace within myself to trust my gut instinct without forcing anyone into one of these categories is a healthy start. Wish me luck….
July 16 at Watkins Park; Largo, MD
We're almost one month out from our get together at Watkins Regional Park in Largo, Maryland. It's about that time to begin fleshing out (I hate when my boss uses that word) the details for our event. Previous BBQs have been fun, but I'd like to tackle some of the coordinating issues. The three categories that should be addressed: 1. Food/Beverages 2. Paper products/Condiments 3. Entertainment/Games/Decor. I'm opening the forum to ideas of how we can insure that each category is headed-up and covered. We don't want to overwhelm any one person, yet we need a point of contact for each category. Finally, we should designate a time (ie. Noon) to all be there. This should be an actual time and not CP Time arrivals. So let's have great time, meet new family additions, bring new folks into the group and really make this one of Summer 2005's best functions.
Long Story Short…
Caspar celebrated a birthday this week - happy birthday sunshine! Soul wifey (Marcia) held an exciting event that included Morris Chestnut - girl, we need details! Daylen celebrated two months on earth - we have new pics to share! J'Moo was overheard to be buying bands for him and his sweetie - uh, yeah, we believe you when you say they're "friendship" rings. Bottom Feeder… it's time to stop pushing up on your "friends" pieces - for real! No need to discuss that one further. Sean, Adam and Raymond, welcome aboard. Where are my ABA customer service ladies? I was thinkin' about y'all the other day! Hit me up… we want your wisdom on many of our issues too. Busta turned 6. That's right, my baby is all grown up!
Please post your questions for this afternoon's On Blast in the Morning Edition comments.
Keep passin' the open windows…