I listened to an amazing conference call this evening. One of them gems from Paul Gravette was "You meet people for a reason. They are a blessing... or a lesson." This really struck me. He encouraged us to think about the people around us. Seriously, think about who we are spending our precious limited time on earth with. I couldn't help but think about how I was showing up in the world too. How am I showing up to my friends and family? Am I pouring into them with a grateful heart or draining them by sharing whining tales of woe? It's important to think about your impact on the world around you and also how much you let other people impact you! Gandhi clearly had it right when he said, "Be the change you want to see!" I am here to spread positive energy, love and light so if you think you see something else from me, take a second and hold a mirror up and make sure its not a reflection of yourself you are seeing. Be joy. Spread joy. Be the blessing, not the lesson!
I just watched a video about older people banding together and creating the coffins they want to be buried in. Literally, they are crafting them by hand and personalizing them. One was covered in pillows and being used as a day bed currently another as a coffee table- To be used properly when needed. They had a song and everything and it was about how the funeral homes did not appreciate them at first- (well they are out a LOT of money) but how they have come around. Funny to watch these older people singing and dancing about living life and wanting to go out the same way they lived their life... It got me thinking... If I were gone today... what would be said about me? It's thought worthy for sure. and how do I want to go out? I want people laughing at my antics or funny things I did not being sad- I am absolutely sure about that. I thought if I made my own casket it would likely be covered in pictures of my family. Especially, my husband and I and our kids. It's the best thing I have created in this life, I believe and its what I would want to be surrounded in at my demise anyway. Kudos to the woman who put tons of pictures of Elvis, but I think I would like mine to be a bit more personal. I would totally invite people to write on my Box with a sharpie something they remember or made them laugh or smile...so I am going out living colorful and BOLD too...Check out the video...
Just a gal who believes with all her heart she has the power to help others live a life they deserve!