Yesterday (being the last day of the Mayan Calendar and all!) I invited you (and myself) to let go of something that was no longer serving us. During the day, I kept repeating, let go, and I found that it made me more mindful and relaxed. As I was walking down the aisle of the IGA later in the afternoon, I was stopped in my tracks by a delightful sight: a shopping cart with 2 little faces looking up at me from a carrier. Their owner told me that they were service dogs in training, and that she takes them primarily into VA hospitals and nursing homes.
They were such a wonderful trio of warmth and love that I felt I’d been given an early gift. As I was saying goodbye, I asked the woman her name and she said, with a smile, “My name is Holly”.
Today I invite you to embrace something that you would like to experience more of. As I write this, the word “Listen” keeps coming into my mind….listen to my world; the wind, the purrs, the barks, the chimes, the furnace humming away, the music, my breath, the cars driving past, the voices of the people who will soon fill the air.
“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if you will never see them again. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again”. Og Mandino