Shine!

20 07 2012

My heart is breaking today. My heart is breaking for all the messed up, sick people in this world who do not value LIFE! Who think they can take it away as if they are a character in a violent movie or video game.  They do not see the sanctity of life that is an innocent 4 month old baby, the joy of a 6 year old child going to a movie, or that of an impressionable teenager about to embark on a life of huge potential and promise.  That loss of life breaks my heart!

But what are we to do? We all carry on merrily with our vacations and our “day to dayness”- Really, that is the way human beings are.  If something does not directly affect us, it belongs “out there”…  Just as something tragic that happened to someone, somewhere else, right?

NO- I say we need to take a moment of silence.  We each need to tap in to our Light and to cancel out the Darkness.  We need to be our own Superheroes… making the world a kinder, more loving place!  I do not believe for one minute, in any way, shape or form, that Darkness in this world CAN win! But we have to let the LIGHT shine!!!

In memory of those who have been silenced, Please Speak Out! Go do something loving and kind.  Tell someone you love them.  Give your children extra hugs! Go give the homeless person on that one corner a sandwich. Send a friend a card. Be intentional with your compassion. Be the LIGHT!!! That is the only thing we can all do to make this world a better place! Shine!

Namaste.

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Forever Young

2 07 2012

Finally having caught up on the final episode of Glee, I was incredibly moved by the Glee version of the song, Forever Young. These words:

May the Good Lord be with you

down every road you roam

And May sunshine and happiness surround you

when you’re far from home

And May you grow to be proud, dignified and true,

And do unto others

as you’d have done unto you

Be courageous and be brave

May Good Fortune be with you

May your Guiding Light be strong

Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or vagabond

And may you never love in vain

And when you finally fly away

I hope I’ve served you well

For all the wisdom of a lifetime

No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose

Win or Lose

In my heart you’ll always stay Forever Young.”

Of course this song got me thinking about my daughters and how this song is really my prayer for them in every sense of the word. I think that it is every parent’s prayer for their children; To be the very best human beings possible, to dream their dreams and make their positive imprints on this world.

That got me thinking about EACH and every one of us. We are all someone’s son or daughter.  We are all put on this Earth for a reason… it is really up to us whether we find that purpose and strive towards it every single day. (Yes, even on the days we don’t feel like it)!

I would like to recognize the love of my life as I write this.  I am so very lucky to have a husband who supports my “big picture”, my passion as a Life Coach. My reason for living is of course defined by my family first and foremost, but if you had to cut my heart wide open you would see that Helping people is my Passion! From as young as 4 or 5 years old, I always knew that I was put on this Earth to love and help other people! That to me, is what it means to be “Forever Young”! What did you want when you were a child? And if you had to re-parent that child, what would you say to him/her. I really hope that if you are reading this, you are living your Passion. If not, PLEASE know that it is never too late to start!