C-Man’s most recent Calcium levels were steady – meaning they haven’t went up again, so that is great. But, we’re still waiting to hear back from Endocrinology and I’m starting to think that ignoring us is the solution: unforunately. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think we are very lucky to have a great healthcare system in the FM region… with that said, their are no careers without hurdles. I believe this may be one.
So we do our best to be patient and hope that progress is being made. I did call last week – I asked for a call back, but I assume they have nothing new to tell me… so why waste time calling? It’s interesting how the little things matter so much in life. Picking up the phone to mention, “Yes, yes …it has been a month, but I am still working on it, I assure you. In the mean time maybe you could do…this to help your son.” – This might have been nice – simply that much and a suggestion. Simple things everyday make a difference doesn’t it? When someone holds the door for you – you in turn, say “Thank You”.Â A small gesture of appreciation, but without that “Thank You” an entirely different moment might have occured. What about calling people back, returning a text message or email? Sometimes life throws too many your way. What then? Do you reply with one sentence to show you are not being rude – just busy? Is there a nice way to mention you are too busy to do the little things? I hope so… because I think most of us are too busy much of the time.
But, I don’t think it’s always because people are too busy – priorities come in to play. What little thingÂ means more to you? Who, in particular, is worth your veryÂ scarce commodity of time? Think about it.Â According to Wikipedia “Priority” means: An item’s relative importance. Yes, yes people forget – but sometimes… it’s just not a priority.
I wish I could say that I was good at those little things all of the time – but I definately am not. As mom, full-time employee and wife – - with multiple plans and events happening all of the time – - (how many other moms can agree) that sometimes your head is so jumbled and full of mini to do lists you can barely muster a “Thanks” or one more text reply before you burst and have a meltdown of our own. It’s almost as bad as complaints – - You spend all of your time trying to do your best, feed, bath, dress, work hard at work and their is no room for critcism, not even constructive – somedays. Especially when they come from someone who just tries to bring you down, a failed attempt, but an attempt all the same.
Life is too short to be spent without “Thank You’s”, “I love you’s” and simple appreciation.