you never know

Many of us give our unsolicited advise to people when conversing with friends, coworkers, family members and even strangers we talk to at a check out stand at a local grocery stores. We say to them things like “go for it sign up for a cooking class, you never know you may meet your “Knight in a Shining Armor” . Some people also say things like, if I were you I will reconcile with my long lost friend… you never know when will be the   last time you are going to see them”…

Today I heard that one of my friends closest cousin passed away unexpectedly, and no matter how I try to wrap my brain around to understanding what happened to her, I also am grappling with the words ” you never know”.

From now on, I am going to start keeping in-touch with friends and family members from outer State, or even friends living forty miles away. I will make sure I talk or text with them, even once or twice a month. Because you never know…


The rain falls fiercely upon the ground

resonating some sweet sound

the bells are ringing

amidst the busy tinsel town

winter knows no bound

time to recollect and reconnect

with loved ones we adore.