Contrast is astonishing. It enables us to see past faded limits and the grey of monotony. Through self-reflection, contrast encourages us to widen our vision, lengthen our stamina and intoxicate ourselves with gratitude and motivation.
Yesterday marked 9 years since my mom left her unique + beautifully petite body. Her vehicle to hug, hold and embrace others, to effortlessly fill rooms with serenity and joy, and to breathe life, beauty and grace into everything she created.
There are times when I miss my mom as a mother: to confide in, to ask questions for guidance, to seek comfort and to plug myself into the essence of true unconditional love.
A lesson from this all has been that ALL relationships truly start within. The relationship with your partner, your children, your parents, your best friends, your boss, your job, your time, your success, and your overall journey.
The external relationships we experience in our world and in our life all stem from what we have created them to be. Our job is to know which ones to nourish, and which to peacefully let fall away.
There are more often times that I miss my mom, as Aleta. With her genuine sweetness, her cute humor, her cleverness, her vibrant creativity, her true wisdom beyond her time, her serene demeanor and loving energy, her adventurousness and spontaneity, and her strong will.
When we see how precious life really is, how together we all truly are in this…we can begin to see ourselves in one another.
So thank you – to all of you.
Thank you for that inch of your humor that reminds me of hers, or a curve of your smile that looks familiar, an encouraging word of wisdom that rings a bell, or a loving hug that lightens my heart.
Thank you for being you and sharing exactly that with the world. You are more than appreciated.
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