Sunday, September 4, 2011
There are times in our lives when we are so close that we can taste it... Whatever "it" is. We can feel success, or love, or the start of a new journey. And it seems just out of our grasp. We get caught up in some struggle to get what we want.
I don't know. Perhaps because we are impatiently pacing around looking over our shoulder at what we thought we 'wanted'.
Even though something WAY better is on the horizon -- the glory of the sunset or the beauty of the path in front of us.
How do we shift our focus and stop looking in the 'wrong' direction? First and foremost - we have to recognize what we're doing.
We have to stop what we're doing and re-focus on what is really truly important to us.
Friends, family, laughter, love. And we have to spend time appreciating all the wonderful things that we do have in our lives. Warmth, light, the ability to communicate. Smiles that reach our eyes. Pictures of fractals, sweet poetry, a soft warm dog, food in the freezer. Butterflies. Laughing children. Clean water, coffee.
Music, and the ears to hear it with. Imagination. And friends to love. Knowing that there is enough in this world that is glorious, and we only have to really look at it and spend time appreciating it's presence in our life.
And so, my friends, tonight, allow me to say - thank you for being here. Thank you for listening and for reading. Thank you for loving and laughing. Thank you for being part of my life. For you are well and truly loved.
Thank you - Just Thank You.