“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” – Jim Valvano
My mother and sister, and her daughters came to visit this week. I haven’t laughed so much in months and enjoyed absolutely every moment of the time we had together. Despite the loads and loads of laundry and the stacks and stacks of dishes, I am missing them tonight. It feels almost like a homesick Sunday evening…ever have that feeling?
“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all that you are beyond that pain.” – Bartholomew
The Rhododendron Blooms
Don’t be afraid to let yourself feel.
Feel love, give love, and accept love, when you have the opportunity. Don’t let the special moments pass you by because of a fear of emotional pain. You will gain much more than you will lose.