I believe that God works His way into funny, little bits into our lives without really getting a lot of attention. But those little bits when put together can mean something more. One of my new favorite songs is, “Remind me who I am” by Jason Gray. When I shared it with Rocky, she told me, “You’re my Sista Ho”. That always makes me smile when she calls me that. She’s my Sista Ho, too. On our walk today…yes, we have spent more time walking and talking than actual running…I kept thinking that I don’t want to forget even the smallest things that make us laugh. I sent her a text over the weekend that I knew would make her giggle and it was sent with that sole purpose. Like two little girls, laughing and loving who we are to each other. I don’t want to forget to say the things I want to say or smile to someone who I don’t know. I don’t want to get lost in my own little world that I don’t pay attention to anyone else’s. I wanted to be reminded of what life is like and how unfair it can be to us at times, that we still persevere. We still do all we can while we can. Then, as we neared the end of our route, Rock asks me to listen to a song. Remember, she has no idea that I have had the thought in my head about not wanting to forget. I listen to a song that has “remind me” in its chorus – it’s about the desire to go back to the way things used to be. I understand why she had me listen to it…but we all need to be reminded from time to time. To reflect on the way things are, why things change, and what we are willing to do to get back to those things or make them different. Remind me of where I was so that I know where I want to go. Remind me of who I want to be so I can give the world more of me. Remind me of what we can open our eyes to so we can never be blind again. Remind me to put the walls down, for keeping people away creates distance and disconnect. We all need reminders from time to time…I use a calendar to remind me of the next day’s tasks. I use a phone to remind me of someone’s phone number. Let’s make a deal…you remind me and I will remind you. That way, we can never forget.
Michelle Homme 2011 ©