Every minute someone leaves this world behind.
We are all in “THE LINE” without knowing it.
We never can know how many people are before us.
We can not move to the back of the line.
We can not step out of the line.
We can not avoid the line.
So while we wait in the line–
Make moments count.
Make the time.
Make your gifts known.
Make a nobody feel like a somebody.
Make your voice heard.
Make the small things big.
Make someone smile.
Make the change.
Make sure to tell your people they are loved.
Make sure to have no regrets.
Make sure you are ready.
It’s never so much about what you read
so much as when you read it. . .
I’ve read this before and I thought it was great
but when I read it yesterday
after finding out about the critical illness of a friend’s family member
I’m quickly coming up on my 24th anniversary this October 31 of doing hospice work
Hospice work doing me
and out of all of the daily lessons and affirmations
one of the biggest take-aways:
GOOD, BAD, RICH, POOR, BLACK/WHITE, HETEROSEXUAL/LGBT, YOUNG/OLD, RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL/AGNOSTIC,ATHEISTS, REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT/INDEPENDENTS
and yes, even
HOSPICE Staff and their Families
are not exempt from–
are actually each born with a
terminal sexually transmitted disease
L I F E
It’s not a lie
but a truth
we’ve never been able to eliminate or soften it
no matter what the unanswerable’s
. . .all made all the more horrible by
G R I E F
its ultimate power and authority
may not be so much the Buddhist
“BEFORE ENLIGHTENMENT, CHOP WOOD AND CARRY WATER
AFTER ENLIGHTENMENT, CHOP WOOD AND CARRY WATER”
So much as
The antidote and the Porcupine of Grief:
L O V E
If in the end
L O V E
as we take our place
Psssssssssssssssssssssst of the DAY: