Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Every once in awhile we experience a shock, or an unexpected sadness that may lead us to pause and step back from our busy lives to ponder what is really important. We all get so caught up in the demands of our current "must do" lists, the stresses of whatever fire must be extinguished right now, or the worried preoccupation with what we must face next. We forget what we truly value and what gives us most meaning and fulfillment in our lives. For most of us, the most authentic and lasting happiness is experienced through our relationships - those feelings of belonging, safety and validation that only flow from loving and being loved. I wish for us all that loss may serve as a gentle reminder to live the values we most cherish and to cherish those we most value.