Monday, January 16, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey I am not, but I have found that over the past few weeks, I've had several "It's a Wonderful Life" moments.
Every morning, I have opened up my email and have consecutively received messages of well wishes and prayers from friends and family, some of whom I haven't heard from in quite some time. I am humbled by the outpouring of support and love I have received and that really is what brings tears to my eyes each and!

Yes, this experience is one I wouldn't wish on my own enemy, but the love I am feeling has really been completely overwhelming; it's like nothing I have ever experienced in my life. Of course, I grew up in a house full of love, married a loving husband, have loving kids and wonderfully supportive and loving friends, but this is a whole new level of LOVE. Mom and Dad tell me about people they know praying and doing Novenas, and I can't help but cry. I have never met most of these people. Cards flock my bathroom door so I can read them each morning as I drag my butt out of bed. Text messages and emails are frequent.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I do indeed feel the love and it is the fuel which feeds me on a daily basis. How lucky I am to have all this love and support...some, sadly, do not...

That brings me to my next comment.
Why wait for the something big?
Tell the people around you each and everyday how important they are in your life, why are they special, why you love them so much. None of us are really able to see what's down the road...
... why wait?
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith

"You've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?"
-It's a Wonderful Life


Shannon said...

A toast to my best friend Linda, The richest girl in town!...xox

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