Today I will choose to be kind –
most especially and intentionally to those who are not.
I will remember how precious and fragile life is –
and seek to cherish the moments.
We may not remember days or weeks or months,
but we remember moments.
And life is made up of moments –
ones that bring joy…
And others that bring grief
and sadness and loss.
I will cherish those moments too
and allow myself to feel them.
For a heart that cannot grieve or feel sadness or loss
cannot also feel the fullness of joy and love and hope.
Today, and every day, I will seek to choose to be kind,
and I will also embrace the kindness of others.
For every moment
is what makes up a life.
Cheers & Hugs,
My son snagged this amazing shot with his iPhone down the lane to our home one evening this week when the clouds were rolling in.
I love the beauty of the lush green “life,” the bright blue sky of “hope,” and the looming “sadness’ in the darkness under the puffy white clouds.
It reminded me of a dear friend who has been on my mind constantly lately who is going through a difficult period while she tends to her parents’ needs at her father’s journey at end of life.
It made me think of life and hope and sadness and how we all deal with all of it every day – – often every moment of the day.
The lyrics of one of my all-time favorite songs came to mind, and I want to share them here for my sweet friend, Bub:
If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep you head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at you door
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
May we all find cherished moments of life and hope in times of darkness and sadness.
And may we all find comfort in friendship to get us through.
We may not be close enough in geographic proximity to literally always show up and knock on the door, but we can reach out in so many other ways to be there for each other.
Be life and hope in someone’s darkness today.
Cheers & Hugs,