Day 11 – Living

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I have this picture hanging above my desk, and every time I look at it I smile.  To me, it illustrates pure joy.

This pic came across my path after the death of a loved one, and to me, it embodied the meaning I needed to make at the time.   After the acute phase of sadness had ended, I began to understand that the best way to honor death is to live wholeheartedly which for me simply means stopping (getting off autopilot), noticing, appreciating and allowing joy.

After all, we’re the lucky ones.  We don’t have to wait for someone to leave our gate open because we can open it ourselves.  =)

We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.

– Tom Hiddleston




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