We are all so very broken.  And our human spirits tend toward self-pity.  Sometimes what our souls crave, more than anything, is perspective.  The ability to see outside of ourselves to understand how incredible our lives actually are.

The universe has a way of bringing perspective into our lives when we need it most.

I have the most beautiful friend.  She is a light on my dark days.  She is funny and kind and thoughtful.  She adores my children, delights in my presence, and relishes our time spent together.  She has managed to capture the essence of intentional living and wholehearted living.

And now she has lung cancer.

And I’m over here being petty about how I don’t have enough time to blog.  Or that my kids use inappropriate language at the table.  Or that I wish I had a peach tree in my backyard.

Perspective is a beautiful thing.

Just like that I suddenly realize that all of my petty complaints are exactly that…petty.  And that life is fragile.  And that this moment is truly all that we have.

Sometimes we get lots of chances to mess up and try again.  Sometimes we get one chance.  It’s cliche, but life offers no guarantees.

So consider this your moment.  Your moment to love, your moment to cherish, your moment to open your eyes and truly see what’s around you, your moment to be incredibly grateful.

{A note to my dear perspective providing friend: For your friendship, for the moments we have shared, for making my mothering journey a little lighter and a lot funnier, thank you.  You are an inspiration to me.  You are strong.  You are beautiful.  My world is a brighter place thanks to your smile, your encouragement, your wholehearted spirit.  I am blessed to know you, to share in your journey, and to witness your growth.  I love you and I’m cheering you along with positive thoughts, hopeful prayers and intentional compassion.  May peace fill your heart on the road ahead and may you always know how incredibly loved you are.} 

One thought on “Perspective

  1. I am so sorry this is happening for you and your friend. Think positive! That helps so much. Attitude is what it is all about.


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