When my mom used to visit, she had the habit of leaving little gifts for me to find. The magnet above was one such gift. I found it after she left and had to laugh. Back then we lived in different states, but talked on the phone at least once a week. My mom was also an early bird. Me ~ not so much. In those days she would often call me when I was still lounging in bed thinking about starting my day. I must admit that I often wondered why she had to call sooo early.
But, that was then and this is now.
Now, it wouldn't matter if she called at 5 a.m., I'd gladly pick up that phone and talk. In fact, I might even follow the advice on her magnet and call her before she had the chance to call me. If she were to call today I'd wish her a Happy 87th Birthday.
It's true what they say about absence making the heart grow fonder.
With that thought in mind I'm making it a higher priority to call my brother on a regular basis. He lives on one side of the country and I'm on the other. Though we get along just fine, distance makes it hard to feel close sometimes. Sadly, there are times when I hesitate to call because I feel like I don't know him very well anymore. I don't like that feeling so I've resolved to make a better effort at communication. I think I'll call him at least once a month. But I promise not to call at the crack of dawn.
Is there anyone that you've put off calling?
If so, now might be the best time.