The curse of such wealth is not what interests me about her story. It's the idea of time. Ms. Onassis actually paid her "friends" to clear their calendars to spend time with her. My philosophy is, "Oh baby, if I have to ask for your time, I don't want it", but that's just me. If love, attention, affection, devotion consideration and time is not given freely, I don't want it from you. OK, so I'm a bit of a hard case; but I don't accept "discounts" in personal relationships. Do you? What part of your life are you accepting at a discount? Are you not giving it your "all"?
This morning, I laid there, watching the seconds tick away and I thought, "OK, that second is gone; so is that one. What's the deal? Many times today, I'll say or think to myself, I don't have time for this." Whoopsie daisies...not today. Today, I'm changing my ways (remember, tiny baby steps for this whole change thing) and I'm going to rephrase. Perhaps I'll say, "It's not on the schedule" or whatever I come up with at that moment to avoid telling myself that I am running out of time. The hard truth is that I am running out of time. What then, to do about it? When you have little money, you spend it wisely. We all have so little time, so spend it wisely.
And yes, there will be those of you who want to know more about when you'll die and you seek out mediums, psychics, whatever, to give you a clue. Why bother? It'll happen, so enjoy the ride until it stops. Enjoy the ride. Even the laundry, the diapers, the dishes, THE JOB, the kids, the hubs/wife, the family. Even though they are PITAs (that's what my family calls those who are Pains In The XXX), love 'em up and keep moving.
Love makes you healthy. Did you know that simply observing kindness releases oxytocin? Oh, that stuff feels sooooo good! Yep, and people get addicted to Oxycontin.. hmm. The benefits of being loved run neck-and-neck with loving others. Make a smidge of time in your day to make yourself healthier and happier. C'mon, take a chance. Give a little. If you're a scaredy kat, do something nice anonymously. Take old blankets and towels to the local animal shelter. The orphans there could use something soft to cuddle up to (perhaps you'll find a small friend there!).
I started out with a potentially maudlin thought only to end up talking about love. In the end, it's the memories we have and the memories others have of us that matter That's it. Love. You can't buy it. You have to be given it and give it in return. Love. Don't leave home without it. Don't run out of time before you give it all away.
Just a little something to take through your day...spend it wisely.