Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
I'm going to tell you something. You might know this but either I didn't know or had never thought about it but do you know it's been 27 years since the show Cheers came on. Twenty-seven? Holy God, that's almost as long as my MUCH older brother Mark has been alive. Insert big smile. Seriously though. Over a quarter of a century.
Remember twenty seven years ago (some of you), things were so easy then. Young and dumb. Twenty seven years means a lot of us were in Junior high school or high school. What was there to worry about then? Some test? If you finished 'Catcher in the Rye'? If you had the matching striped shirt to go with your teal blue Forenza sweater?
What's my point? Why Cheers? Why the walk down memory lane? Here's the thing. I think we all spend a lot of time wrapped up in our own heads, in our own stuff. Of course we do. We are human beings. It is our lives. I spent a lot of today doing that. So wrapped up in myself. Tonight while driving a friend popped into my head who I hadn't heard from in a while. I had tried off and on to call her but I gave up after a while, I had a lot on my mind. So I tried again. After our conversation when she said, "Thank you so much, I feel like I don't have a friend in the world, you have no idea what this means to me." that Cheers song kept playing in my head. It was stuck there while I cleaned the kitchen, played on as I took out the trash, wouldn't go away even when I started writing this.
The only thing is about that little jingly song is sometimes it's just good enough when one person knows your name.
Remember that today maybe. We all know when someone starts flying below the radar. At least I think we do. Take a minute. Step back from yourself. It's so easy to honestly tell the people that are important to you that you love them, that you're there, that you care, that you would do anything you could. When it all comes down to it, isn't this what's important? Make a call. It might make a bigger difference than you could imagine.
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out"
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon