A loss of a loved one propels deep thinking about one's life and the many lives that surround us. As I ponder this today, I am reminded of the fact that my world is filled with amazing people--good people who strive everyday to do well by others and inch towards their dreams.
All of these people, young and old, represent many varied paths, talents, dreams, and challenges too. There's not one who hasn't faced challenges, and there's not one who doesn't have incredible gifts to give. Truly, like a mosaic, it is a colorful blend of differences, a quilt that has made my experience of life challenging, rich, and promising. I am grateful for each and everyone of these people.
In the days ahead, I want to take this gratitude with me so that I can truly notice and be present with these people who have made my life meaningful.