Good day! Today is COMMUNICATION (Part 2).
Communication - the PRACTICAL REASON is also important and also matters.
When I was in the hospital(s) for 5 months, I was being asked by Tom and Annie for all sorts of things such as code names, usernames and passwords. I was asked for these to our safe, our home computer, our bank accounts, our “living” accounts, well the list goes on. I realized then, and later, that I should have made a place where these pieces of valuable information would be available and handy to them, yet secure, in the unfortunate event of my absence.
That is what I am trying to tell you...this information cannot be kept by only one person. Please refer below and make a template for yourself that you can use to record this valuable “private” information. You’ll see which types of information I think you should consider sharing. If you can think of others, please be sure to add them and let us all know. Thank you!
Be sure to address at least the following items that you use or have access to:
Be sure to disclose the following:
So in addition to always telling your loved one(s) that you love them (from Communication - Part 1), and always making sure you don’t keep the important information (above) to yourself, please always stay in touch with “old” friends. Write them notes (remember that an email is nice to receive, but an old-fashioned handwritten card or letter is now priceless), visit them when you’re in their town, send them Christmas cards, check in on them with various forms of social media. These are just a few of the ideas. I have found out much in the last several months - because I now make time to find old friends on various forms of social media. And they have found out mine.
I am hoping that after I have my appointment with my new neurologist this Wednesday that I’ll be able to make some plans to visit a few of the special people in my life. I would really like to visit a few - family members and friends. I won’t name them here, but I will send them a message. I want them to know that I love them. Some of them I am still keeping in touch with via text or email. I do hope that I am able to actually share some time with them, face-to-face, very shortly. I was able to spend some very special time with my brother Bob while he was visiting from Tokyo late this summer. I visited him along with his 2 kids, Layla and Alex, from LA. I was able to also spend some more time with Layla’s new son, Kai. What an angel! What a tall angel he will be! I will see see Tom’s family at Thanksgiving in less than a month and I found out yesterday that Annie will try to also make it. I hope to see my brother and his wife, Don and Maritza, very soon as well.
Well, the main key I want to share about communication is making sure you let those you love know you love them...always...without any doubt. The other important thing about communication that I want to share is just that - you must - share your thoughts, ideas, knowledge, concerns, worries, everything…God Bless, Peg
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." — Epictetus