On December 25, Petra and her boyfriend, Simon Atlee, celebrated Christmas together at a resort in Phuket, Thailand. They talked about their future together and possibly having kids someday. The next morning, she was packing in her hotel room when the first wave hit.
Can you imagine how cold it would be to live in a world where nobody cared how you felt or stopped to listen to understand your thoughts? It would likely be one characterized by loneliness and feelings of isolation.
The last straw, as they say, was smoking in the rain during blizzards, snow blowing in your face as you puff away at that little white stick. I mean, how ridiculous right?
Standing by your principles – even if it doesn’t work out – can still give your struggles meaning.
How many times have you said or done something without thinking – and immediately regretted it afterwards? If you’re one of those people who perennially has their foot in their mouth (and an office full of surly colleagues to show for it), then please read on.
That fabulously awkward moment when you realize there’s more truth than fallacy in a statement of perceived self-growth.
Knock on wood, so far there has not been a ‘what next’ in at least a month. So we are more than grateful for that. He saw his surgeon recently and he took an x-ray of my husband’s lungs – it was an all-clear. He saw his oncologist too and will not see him again until October.
Fear— it happens to the best of us. We’ve all heard the saying “fear is an illusion” but I don’t believe that to be true. It is as real as any of the other emotions that we feel and experience in our lives. Maybe not daily or even as often as others, but we’ve all felt fear and had to decide how (or if) we would move past it.
There are many ways to pay it forward and cheer up someone else’s day. Here are a few of them.
Leaving, I felt the awesome power of joy and love that defined his life – with none of the transitory, smoky mirrors of “stardom.” Suddenly, the gift he was giving us hit home: all things must pass; but, we’re still here. If there’s any good we can do, let it be now. Keep the music going!