The last few weeks have been full of ups and downs on my end. For every happy bit of news, there was a piece of sad news.
A family friend died unexpectedly last weekend at the age of 44. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. He was jolly and joyful at every family gathering. It has been a shock for everyone, and we are all praying for his wife and 1-year old daughter.
It’s time to take a pause and share some words of wisdom about life that I’ve gathered from one of my favourite daily reads – Swiss Miss.
â€śIn the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.â€ť â€• ??? (Swiss Miss)
â€śWe have to spend time with each other that is not digital. Civic organizations, libraries and social institutions that pre-date consumerism are all viable alternatives. If we reacquaint ourselves without digital crutches, I believe weâ€™ll be less afraid of each other. Turn off the TV and go outside and start talking to people and then people who are inside will want to come out and see whatâ€™s going on. That is a type of influence that is sorely needed. It is peer-to-peer influence and it is an innately human social order.â€ť â€• Douglas Rushkoff, Fighting for #TeamHuman (Swiss Miss)
â€śIf all you did was just looked for things to appreciate, you would live a joyously spectacular life.â€ť â€• Esther Abraham Hicks (Swiss Miss)
“Tell people if you think they did something remarkable, no matter how small. Don’t just think it to yourself, tell them!” â€” Tina Roth Eisenberg May 11, 2019 (Swiss Miss
â€śSigns of Healing:
More observing, less judging.
More responding, less reacting.
More self-love, less sabotage.
More boundaries, less resentments.
More inner peace, less outer chaos.
More clarity, less confusion.
More being, less doing.
More faith, less fear.â€ť (via) (Swiss Miss)
I hope your Canada Day long weekend is one that is full of laughter and joy with friends and family.