I had a long work week and was looking forward to the weekend. I slept in a bit and hoped to have a nice, relaxing Sunday afternoon to myself.
I decided to go see a movie because it sounded like fun, and I rarely do. Captain Marvel had just been released, and I was excited to see it. I had bought a soda, kicked back in comfy lounge chair, and started watching the previews when my girlfriend texted me.
She sounded like she needed me. I could have told her that I was at the movies waiting to see Captain Marvel.
However, I didn’t. I decided to leave the movie to make sure that she was OK.
I walked out of the theater and into the parking lot. I put the Bluetooth on in my car and called my girlfriend while I was driving home. She seemed OK, but I wanted to make absolutely sure that there was nothing wrong. I spent almost an hour talking to her, just because I care.
I’ll have plenty of opportunities to see Captain Marvel, but my girlfriend is way more important to me than any movie. I don’t care about the ticket I didn’t use or the $4 soda. When my girlfriend needs me, none of that stuff matters.
I will check in on my girlfriend any time she needs me because I love her more than anything. Her health and well-being is my top priority. I just want to be there for her in any way that I can.
When your loved ones need you, putting other things to the side, no matter how fun they seem, is the right thing to do. Whether it’s your family, friend, or significant other who needs you, take a few minutes out of your life to help them. Thinking of others in need is far more rewarding than any fun you could have. It makes a difference to you and your loved ones, and it’s one of the most admirable things you can do.