Having officiated two memorial services this past weekend for two beautiful souls who transitioned, I was reminded of a favorite Emerson quote that was in the program of the service that we celebrated the life of Jim Bueker, a dear friend.
The quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson states:
“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”
It is a powerful message that reminds us of those things life invites us to learn and live so as to gain a sense of inner satisfaction and fulfillment. I encourage you, as well as myself, to remember to:
- Laugh often
- Love Much
- Be Respectful
- Show Affection
- Forgive self and others
- Appreciate Beauty
- Be Giving and Generous
- Make a difference in the World
Permit me to share that much or most of this will be addressed directly and indirectly as part of my upcoming 3-day Meditation Retreat, April 12-14th. There are only two rooms available before being full.
The UPDATE ON EGYPT! Anyone considering the fabulous Egypt Pilgrimagein February 2020, interest has already been strong with 34 people registered!! We still have room, however, if you or anyone you know might be interested, be sure to get registered with a deposit. You might consider prayerfully loving yourself into going on this wonderful trip.
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I hope you are intentionally living life fully for, as I like to say, “Life is Meant To Be Good!”