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Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday February 8, 2015

I subbed for a class yesterday at our local college and had the best time.  Being surrounded by youth is extremely inspiring to me.  I love their comments and energy...I really enjoyed it!  I gathered up my things and went out to the beautiful warm afternoon to drive home.  Before I drove off I checked my mail and messages.  One of the messages caught me by surprise.  The husband of an incredible couple we have known for thirty years said he had finally gotten permission to tell me his wife, my dear, dear friend had a tumor on her intestines.  It was quite large and major surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday.

I wrote back and told him how sorry I am.  What do you really say that could matter?  I told him we would fast for them this weekend..we would pray and I know they will feel our prayers.  I wanted so much to take their pain away.

I cannot do that.

But we can share the burden.  And it will make it so much lighter for them.  I believe that.

To a little nicer, a little more forgiving, a little less anxious to fight and someone you haven't spoken to for a long time.  Resolve that you do not have to be right...bring peace to a room....

Tell people you love them.


  1. I have preached this for years and I still have to remind myself daily -- people need to HEAR you say you love them, you care. You can never say or do it enough

  2. All great advice, Donna. Life is always short.

  3. Thanks for the reminder to live lighter - and I just gave my brother a quick ring just because.

  4. I teach at our local college and it is so much fun.
    I am so sorry about your friend. I will keep her in my prayers. So sad.
    My goal is to do at least 3 random actions of kindness every day. Not just being nice, but actual actions...

  5. It happens out of the one would EVER have imagined that my husband would have a double lung transplant at 56.

  6. Sending out good thoughts. You can never go wrong telling the people you love that you love them.

  7. Wonderful advice. I'll be sending up prayers and positive thoughts for your friend. XO

  8. I am a big believer in enjoying every day to its maximum, you gave great adivce.

  9. So true - I think I utter the words, I love you, more than any other. Thanks for the inspiration and best wishes for your friend.