I had an amazing event happen last week.  I received an email from a dear friend that disappeared out of my life in 2002.  She was ill at the time, and told me that it could be terminal.  We had a wonderful conversation, and she told me she would call back.  I never heard another word, until last week.  I cried. . .I wrote back to her in tears. . .friends and family matter. . .

We tend to go through our busy lives, and forget what is really important.  Sometimes, we get so focused on the “goal” that we forget about the journey to the goal.  As a mother, partner, teacher, author, artist, Reiki practitioner, business person and person, it might be easy to conclude that I would not have time to remember the little important things in life.  How often do we go through life without taking care of ourselves?  How often do we forget about friends or family, if they disappear from our lives?  Where do we find the peace to stay healthy and calm?  Where do our children and partners fit in?  What is really important?

Last time, I spoke of Balance.  This is part of finding Balance within our lives.  The biggest reminder of remembering other people usually comes when someone you know dies.  Suddenly, we focus on other people that we have not seen for a while, or how to reconsile with someone we disagreed with.  We remember that it’s not the little irritants that matter, but the person.  Death jolts us to our senses, and we look around at the wonderful people/animals in our lives.  We have the capacity to say “thank you.”

These times give us the opportunity to change our daily lives.  How easy would it be to bring some of the thankfulness into our everyday life?  I challenge everyone to say “thank you” ten times today, and to talk to someone that you have not seen in a while.  You might discover a little change in your life. . .maybe a little more peace in your heart. . .

We’ll end here for now. . .more next time. . .

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