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Love and Light

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I wish you…Love & Light.

I have missed you dear friends.  I apologize for writing so sporadically these past few weeks and for not having visited you much either.  A friend signed a note to me recently with the above “I wish you Love and Light” and I just thought I would pass it along.  For to me, it is a sentiment close to my heart and one that I wish for all of us.

Our life journeys are not always easy and they don’t always go as planned.  To let go of expectations, of desires and of wants is a difficult lesson to learn and one I am now learning.  To let go and enjoy the wonder of the present moment is what I remind myself through blogging and one that I hope always shines through to you.

Each day, we have a choice.  Each moment, we can choose happiness, gratitude and love.  Those are the important parts of life I think.  The rest is all fluff, necessary fluff as we need to have shelter, food and clothing, but fluff nonetheless.  For our legacy here is love.  How we made others feel by being our real selves and how we made a difference in someone else’s life.  It’s being present with ourselves and with others.  Finding time to connect, to love, to be grateful and to fill the world with our shining love.

Perhaps I am a dreamer.  I’ve been known to wear rose-colored glasses and not see reality as such.  Certainly, I’ve learned quite a few lessons in my life from my experiences with enduring breast cancer, grief and many other things that I don’t wish to recall at this time.  But I’ve always been able to find the sunny side of the journey.

It’s a choice to find the sunshine, the moon and the stars.  It’s a choice to be happy and to go on when life throws us curve balls that we just didn’t want to see coming.  It’s a time of growth when we have to change course.  But I am here to tell you that you can do it.  Sometimes we need to step outside ourselves to find our footing again on this path of life.  It’s rocky at times as many of you already know.  Smooth sailing is not always good as it doesn’t give us a chance to spread our wings and learn to fly.

“When you come to the edge of all that you know,

you must believe one of two things:

either there will be ground to stand on,

or you will be given wings to fly.”

– O.R. Melling, The Summer King

May you remember the above quote this week as you journey into the month of October.  May love and light surround you every step of the way.

Shine On!
xo

I Will Remember You…

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 Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

~ Mitch Albom

What is it you remember about your loved ones who have passed?  How is it that you want to be remembered when it’s your turn?  I recently heard that you are only remembered for 3 generations after you die.  As it was explained to me, your friends and family remember you, the generation below you (your children) remember you and perhaps their children remember you (or at least remember hearing stories about you) and if you are so lucky to have the generation before you still living, perhaps they will remember you.

It seems sad, don’t you think to be forgotten so quickly.  So how is it that you can be remembered?  I love the quote above from one of my favorite authors.  Love.  Be love.  Touch hearts, minds and people with your goodness.  Golly, imagine if our wealth was measured by how much we loved and how much we were loved.  Wouldn’t our lives, our planet and our world change for the better?

How amazing would our existence be if we all just strive for love!

You are love.

Shine On!

xo