Life is so sweet. There is so much to do and, it seems, so little time. As I age, time slips by so quickly; it’s almost frightening. Will I ever get to do the things I want to do before I die? Will I see my grandchildren and watch them grow?
Not everyone we meet will remain in our lives. Some people come into our lives for a short time to show us a different perspective, to show us kindness and to remind us who we want to be. And, to bring out the song in our hearts.
One of the superpowers that music and musicians have is the ability to make people move. Dancing for me will always be synonymous with celebration and fun. Our bodies thank us for this effort by giving us huge doses of feel-good endorphins and serotonin.
Each moment is another opportunity for us to learn, grow and invite more love and compassion in for ourselves, others, and the world. I decided that instead of living in worry and fear, I would build an empire of love.
Were they right? Mother Teresa Anna Kaljas Rev. Robert Rumball
I love analogies. This particular morning, I realized I had stumbled upon one that was a little more personal than most.
That’s because we have to first experience it [empathy] internally before we can express it externally.
Their stories are unique, yet share one commonality: their lives were taken unexpectedly by a virus. It saddens me to think about how those stories may have ended, that they may have been alone in nursing homes or hospitals, without their loved ones by their side holding their hand or kissing their cheek.
I believe the universe was preparing me for something – the pivotal moment when the oncologist would tell us, many months later, that the cancer was back and had spread to other organs in my husband’s body.
With you…and without you.