Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Don't Want To Say "Have A Nice Day" Like A Robot

... I don't ever want that to be my style. I want to appreciate every day for what it is, to be able to "be" in each moment I can, to reach out to people with my whole heart. I want to look forward to tomorrow, I want to see the brightest light in the darkest day. Most importantly, I want to feel like each day matters as the days of my life pass me by. I want to die one day, knowing that I tried to make a difference each and every day that I've been graced with life on this beautiful earth. (sorry, I'm weepie today. I think it's nearly my time of the month... :*o\

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Well, today I'm inspired by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her story of The Learning Curve of Gratitude, which she wrote as an essay for NPR. Recovering from a life threatening pulmonary embolism, she found it challenging to deal with the fear and depression that followed during her recovery. If you are interested, I highly recommend you listen to the podcast, which you can access by clicking here. I also highly recommend her beautiful music. It always touches the inner quiet spaces in my heart, the places that need gentle touching, and I find it so satisfying. If you click here, you can listen to a live recording of "I Have A Need For Solitude". It's just lovely. I'm downloading her album right now. I just can't help myself. Must be my need for solitude... just needing a moment of peace after a busy day filled with kids, work, noise. Just needing a little quiet touch in the inner place in my heart.


Tamerie Shriver said...

Mary Chapin Carpenter has such a beautiful voice. And her essay is lovely, too. It is so easy to let the little things bother us and it's good to be reminded that there is a bigger picture, that WE do matter and everyone is doing the best they can with what they know. It's unfortunate that it frequently takes a life-threatening episode to wake us up. As for you being weepy, well, that's just out-of-whack hormones. Seems to be par for the course these days!


sandra lee said...

Definitely what I needed today, I am worn out...