Happy Continuation Day!
Happy Continuation Day… Today I want to bring forth two people who have played an important part in my life.
First, I want to tell my daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Webb, how much having her in my life means to me. Thirty three years ago today, you entered my life and changed my life forever. OK, Carrie let’s get real for a minute… you came out looking like your father and that simply scared me! But, it did not take long for you to transform into this beautiful little baby girl. My mother (your Mimi) was so thrilled… another little girl she could dress up and, in turn, you simply loved her dressing you up in the Palm Beach style.
Carrie, you have not had an easy road of travel. As I have said many times, you have an incredible book inside of you, I hope one day you will write your story. (Carrie is an incredible writer so please encourage her to write!) Write from your heart and write from your truth. Your truth is important and valuable.
I have learned many lessons having you in my life, some lessons have been truly amazing and other lessons have been truly difficult, but through the lessons love continues. Birthdays are about the continuation of life…
About 15 years ago, I went to a seminar at UCG on mediation and Thich Nhat Hanh, thus I began my journey into mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism. Today, marks another important persons continuation day: Thich Nhat Hanh’s. Through Thay, I have learned so much about myself and connection to life around me. Peace is a word I associate with Thay and it is a powerful word in my life. Thay has also taught me that every day and every breath is simply a practice… Knowing I do not have to be perfect, but that I can practice with each breath I take.
So, to Carrie and Thich Nhat Hanh may you both know you are surrounded by love as you move forward into this next year of life. Blessed Be.
Quote: ”Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh (One of my favorite quotes)
- Posted in: October 2012