I Cherish You


cherishNo one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.   ~ Author Unknown

I can only speak/write for myself.  But to me, the above quote is priceless.  Have you thought about your legacy?  How you will be remembered when you have passed?  Will it be because you had the cleanest house, the perfect outfit, the most toys?   Or will it be because you were there when another person needed a helping hand, a tender hug and understanding?  Perhaps because I have contemplated my own passing due to cancer and we are approaching the anniversary of my father’s passing that this quote strikes such a chord for me.

What are you striving for in this life?

You are the only person who can answer that question truthfully.  I’m not saying to disregard working hard, having luxuries in life or doing your best out in the world at large.  I believe you can marry wealth of spirit with financial wealth.  It needn’t be one or the other.  But I believe that the richness one feels when connecting with another person to help them to heal, far outweighs the riches of the world.

Does that make sense to you?

So I want to thank, each and every one of you, for lightening the burdens in my life.  I hope that you find peace, love and understanding in my blog for that is my intention.  I hope you feel this place is a refuge in which you can feel loved, lighten your burdens and feel that peace when you know you are understood.  We all have troubles, both big and small, financially, with our health, with our families, with our lives.  But it is how we deal with them that makes the difference.

It takes courage to be vulnerable, to open up and to share our experiences.  It is like a medicine when I write to you for it helps to heal myself and perhaps someone else.  It delights me when we exchange ideas and we learn from one another.  It is a movement of goodwill when we act with kindness towards one another, holding hands and hearts with great tenderness.

You are cherished.

You are loved.

Shine On!



34 thoughts on “I Cherish You

  1. Thank you for this beautiful post Yvonne!! I loved every word of it 🙂 I saw this episode of a series called Seventh Heaven once, and in this epsiode the main character had a heart attack and went to heaven, in heaven he met people whose families or relatives he had helped in his life, he did not even know he had helped so many, because it was little things he had done, little things that grew to become big things that eventually changed people’s lives. He was completely overwhelmed when he saw all the good things he had done, and how small acts of kindness could make such a huge difference. The episode ended with him waking up on earth and recovering from his heart attack. I just loved that episode, and it so sums up the kind of legacy I think we should all strive to leave behind 🙂

    • I will have to see if I can watch that episode. I know the show. Thank you for sharing as I believe you are so right…like a ripple on the sea, we never know whom we touch simply by being ourselves and reaching out to connect and to help others. It reminds me of Mother Teresa when she said, ““Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ♥♥♥

  2. Yes Yvonne! I agree wholeheartedly with you and with Line’s comment. I promise you all give of your hearts in ways you probably don’t even know…just like the character Line mentioned. That is a beautiful thing…to have authentic, deep personal love for each other. And when one heals…we all heal. Much love…Lorrie

  3. It takes courage to be vulnerable… how true Yvonne, and that is the best way to learn… your ever positive lessons of wisdom are a daily blessing. Merci encore et toujours ♥

  4. This is what you have done for many of us, dearest Misifusa! And, it is why I cherish you!!
    Thanks and love,

  5. I thought this is going to be a post about how to take someone’s burden and i already came prepared 😀 But luckly it is not. I get you completely. And thank you 🙂 ❤

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