Next week will be 4 years since my sister found a new home. She was in and out of hospice care for over a year. She was 37.
Two weeks before she let go, on her birthday, she shared a quote. I want to share it with you alongside a picture she sent us years earlier:
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." (E.E. Cummings)
Jenny, I admire how you made those less fortunate feel that you had all the time in the world to listen and enjoy their thoughts, because they were valuable.
The full quote by E.E Cummings, which Jen did not share, says that "We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
If there are people in your life that are valuable to you, tell them, make the time to understand their dreams and make time for the dreams they see in you. Risk it all to reveal your full spirit. After all, the most important day in the history of time has always been Today.
YouTube: "Daniel Adam - Sister (Original Song)"
(Jennifer Marie Hedstrom, 3/16/1974 - 4/2/2011)