These are my happy shoes..I only wear them on March 20th–International Day of Happiness. My favorite day of the year. It is interesting to see reactions from people visiting our wall –Most who’ve followed my blog know how I like to people watch, today was […]
One of my Nerium Family members, Kacy Christiansen crossed over to Heaven today. This picture was taken in November, just a few short months ago. I see joy in their eyes and love surrounds their hearts. I believe Families are Forever, these children and their father Scott will embrace Kacy once again.
As grateful as I am to still be alive, my heart cannot keep from pounding. Cancer victims are warriors-we come in all shapes and sizes male and female. When one of my soldier friends leave this life a piece of me dies with them. I felt that all familiar combustion of emotions today as I received the news of Kacy’s death. I went to my room, shut the door and cried. Life should never be taken for granted. I’ve once again been reminded of all I have been blessed with.
Kacy’s spirit and smile was the first thing people noticed. Who was she? She was a daughter, best friend, wife,and mother. She was you. She was me. You know this. Deep down, you already know this could easily be your life. But sometimes, you forget. Sometimes, you need a reminder of the things you already know, because it’s easy to lose sight of them.
It’s so easy to become distracted with the work of everyday living that the little voice that tells you to slow down, look for the good things, the true things, the simple things, gets lost for a moment. Let Kacy’s life be your reminder.
Today I understand how precious each breath of life is. I’m hopeful you will read this and let the words put you back on track. I hope they speak to you, that you believe these powerful words…’Love Your Life Now’
Every time someone in my family celebrates a birthday (especially my grandchildren) I thank the Lord for allowing me to be on earth for one more year. This month I have three grandchildren’s birthday’s and my daughter in law. I am so blessed with an amazing family. Tonight driving home from Phoenix’s second birthday party I was teary thinking about how much I dearly love these little spirits. Children have so much they can teach us about patience, kindness, honest and most importantly child-like happiness.
There will be times in your life when you find yourself right in the middle of the place you are meant to be. I’ve learned to invite those times, notice those times–Live for those times–today was one of them.
In my life I have spent way too much time worrying about what other people think. When I finally decided that was a waste of my time I realized ‘those’ people are no longer in my life anyway. Time changes all things, we think when we are children we will have the same friends throughout our lifetime–I have had so many people come in and out of my life–there were a few I believed would be lasting friends, but because circumstances change I am no longer in touch with them.
I now find the people who make my heart sing, the people whose joy is contagious and fun, the people who bring out the best in me.
We all need to make time for these people. Building our lives with them, inviting them into our daily life and into our heart. I know when I surround myself with people who live with joy, their happiness becomes mine too.