At the start of any given day I have two goals:
- Remember the fleeting and spare moments of pure happiness
- Remember that my problems are insignificant
How do you tell someone you understand their pain if you don't. How do you relate to someone who has lost a part of themselves without repair.
You can start by caring.
... and continue by counting your blessings.
There was a moment when my smart ass kids and their Mother had a laugh from the bottom of their souls. For that moment all the unkind remarks, missteps and disappointments were forgotten and we were just 4 people trying our hardest to be human... together!
I walked out of the house and the sun kissed my face. I hopped in my car, turned on the radio and headed off into the world.... confident because I had a parachute of love on my back that would save me from any free fall for which I might position myself.
Not everyone is so lucky. But, we all encounter brief moments of synergy when the sun kisses our face. I'd like to think in these moments the people we've lost along the way are toasting us from Heaven.
... and to remember that we are all worth fighting for but we're better off hugging!
Real Fortune Never Frowns
I'd never minimize the profession of another. But, I always have to remind myself that it could be worse.
We all get frustrated. Certain things don't go our way. We over-promise and under-deliver. We try and fail. It seems there are times when everything comes down at once and the meadow is hard to see through the brush.
Life is hard.
... and then people surprise us.
You get a note from an old friend. Your kid says something that reminds you of the great opportunity in innocence. That person who you hate says something that makes you love them. The angry guy laughs. Your team wins. Your dog wakes you up by licking your face.
... and the sun kisses your face.
... and for a moment you remember that everything is gonna be OK... because it is!
Don't Forget to Remember,