Today I said good bye to an old friend. She had been part of my life for almost 20 years. Jan was one of the sweetest, most authentic and loyal women I know. The world will be a little dimmer without her.
Thinking of her today, looking at pictures, talking with her family…I couldn’t help but think of how fragile life is. I thought of others who have left us and of others I will lose as I grow older. Nothing about life is a guarantee. I realize that I too, could disappear from this earth tomorrow.
These are not meant to be morose thoughts…in fact I find them inspiring. Today I have been reminded that every life is a gift, and I will have gratitude for all the gifts in my life. I will try to avoid wishing time away or getting stuck in an attitude of resentment or irritation. I will remember, even a bad day is a gift I wouldn’t ever want to give up.
If you will, please take a moment to close your eyes and focus on your breath. Consider all of the wonderful people that touch your life…let feelings of gratitude and appreciation wash over you and send everyone you know (and even those you don’t) loving thoughts and energy.
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.