Just Because

Just because…I am not a fan of holidays does not mean that I don’t care about and love others.

Just because…my mothering and caregiver modes are no longer active doesn’t mean I don’t care about and love others.

Just because…by choice I am enjoying peace and quiet and being alone most of the time¬† doesn’t mean I don’t care about and love others.

Just because…I am uncomfortable with a lot of people at a time and prefer smaller gatherings does not mean I don’t care about and love others.

Just because…I like not being responsible for someone other than myself after most of my life does not mean I don’t care about and love others.

The mothering and caregiver years were wonderful and awarding and I loved them all. For the first time in many years I now know what peace and quiet is like. I am sleeping restful and soundly for the first time since I was 17 years old and it feels good.

Others may prefer the opposite of what I do and that is okay but we should not let our different preferences get in the way of our love and care for others. Too many families and friends let differences break them up and that is so sad to me. There is always a way to work things out if all parties are willing to give a little.