Juliana called me to come outside to see the sky this morning before she left for school. It was radiant!! My phone camera hardly captured the beauty of the moment.
Charlie had a football game this afternoon and again the sky caught my attention.
While I wait for Christian’s water polo match to begin, again I find myself looking up.
As you walk through your day, I hope you take a moment to look up and enjoy the stillness for a moment or two, especially before the holiday rush begins.
Light represents all that is good.
Let your light shine.
The funeral is on Saturday. Everyone is asked to wear colorful clothing and to avoid the darkness. We will celebrate life and all that is good, despite our heartache.
Life will never be the same, but we will share our love and light and hopefully our souls will slowly heal as we share our love and humanity.
Thank you to Elizabeth for sharing this Diya ceramic candle, which is typically used in Diwali celebrations. You are loved! xo
I love the American spirit and seeing all the photos and well wishes on social media today.
I love all the red, white, and blue. I love the BBQ and spending time with family and friends, and I love the magic and surprise and wonder of fireworks.
I like any form of celebration of life and seeing people come together to share good times and happy memories.
This morning we watched the World Cup and exchanged Facebook messages with Wendy and Rob from the Netherlands. We learned they were in San Francisco and we figured out a way for us to get together today. We didn’t have any definite plans and were just taking the day as it came.
Today was an example of being thankful for being unscheduled and creating space for life to just flow, and it did. They were able to join us for an afternoon BBQ and to see the fireworks together.
We had a great time sitting on the back patio in the sunshine, enjoying conversation, drinks and appetizers before dinner.
Hope you had fun with family and friends, celebrating our freedom.
Love and light.
Life is good.
It’s just after 10 pm and I just sat down to rest and reflect on the day. I typically sit for awhile and check Facebook, email, Instagram, and the news while I think about what to write. Charlie came up to kiss me good night and I wanted to stop and be present and really see him and wish him a Merry Christmas one more time before he went off to bed.
This moment captures the meaning of Christmas to me. Being loved and being loving. And isn’t it great that we can share this gift every holy-day, 365 days a year and it doesn’t cost a penny?
We had a full day of celebrations, with family and friends and enjoyed unstructured and unscheduled time, being thankful.
We continued trying something new today by going to the movies on Christmas, which I don’t think we’ve ever done before. Man, the parking lot was so crowded and the lines for the movies incredibly long. We had to sit in the front rows to be able to sit as a big group with our friends. I enjoyed this relaxing family time together, as everyone was content and quiet, with no interruptions! Gotta love it. It’s the little things. We saw Frozen, a wonderful Disney movie that portrays strong, brave, women characters with a message of true love. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and recommend it for everyone.
I hope you enjoyed your day and shared some love and light with those near and far.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
This morning a family friend passed away from cancer. I grew up camping with Mike Lagas and his family since I was two years old. He wasn’t much older than me and it saddens me to think of his life passing so soon. On the same day, his grandmother also died. Sending condolences to the Lagas family.
Love and light are the words that seem to offer condolences. We send love to the person experiencing pain and pray that love and hope will bring them out of their current darkness, and back into the light again, all in time.
Today has been a bit dark for several people and especially for those at the Boston Marathon. I pray for peace and safety for the survivors, and healing for those injured. God bless those who were killed and their families and loved ones who have to continue living after this tragedy. Sending love and light.
We don’t have control over life, but we can continue to walk together, to support one another, and share love and light along the journey.
These blooming flowers were all seen today.