We’ve crossed the halfway mark for 2011. And as we did…
A space shuttle lifted off on its final mission.
A woman who helped remove at least some of the stigma surrounding alcoholism and addiction died.
A man-made human organ was transplanted for the first time into a human patient.
None of my moments are likely to be quite as momentous as any of these. But as we look towards the end of 2011, I can try to make my own momentous moments – because we all have them – count.
Or rather, I can try to take the humdrum out of my life, and make most moments – if not each of them – count.
Gloria Fortiermoments are what create your reality and compassion for all expresses your desire to be treated as well as you treat other people .. so have momentous moments that all humanity feel ….. we are just drops of living souls on a vast expanse and as we make choices those choices have a ripple affect that can change our the relationship … the water if you will .. can become pure and life giving or become muddy and uninhabitable… so make your ripples breathe life into the universe..
@Shonali Thank you, my friend. It feels a little empty right now, so your friendship and support is a great comfort.
@KDillabough I’m here for you anytime. And I mean that sincerely.
@Shonali You are a gem, Shonali, for being such a strong shoulder of support. The funeral is over, but the real work for the family will now begin. I hope to provide comfort where I can, and allow space where it’s needed. Your kind thoughts and words mean more than I can say. Thank you. Let us all take care…and care for us all.
@KDillabough This is the second time in just a few days that I’ve heard of a really bizarre time/way for someone to pass. I don’t know what’s going on in the stars, but something is. Please take care, Kaarina.
@Shonali Thanks, Shonali, for asking. Visitation was yesterday, and they had to close the street down to allow visitors access. Today is the funeral. I’m glad to have been able to offer what support I could. Very sad, but focusing on good. Thx my friend:)
@KDillabough How are they – and you – doing today, Kaarina?
@Shonali That post is now live. There was a lot going on at the tux shop. Life is filled with these intersections of the personal and the public moments that change things- quite interesting to me.
@Shonali Thanks Shonali. The next few days will be so full of grief for the family, I hope to provide the support they will need. Thanks for your kind words and wishes: they lighten the load.
@KDillabough I’m so sorry to hear of your friend’s son, Kaarina. It’s true, when things like that happen, we wonder how much MORE can happen, no? It just doesn’t seem fair. Even though I don’t know them, please pass on my sincere good wishes to your friend. And you take care too, my friend.
@TheJackB “Collector of moments in time.” I love that. I went to your blog yesterday but didn’t see this post, I’ll check again. Four generations being fitted for tuxedos… how cool!
@shonali @danielsharkov @reviewzntips Love to share your words Shonali. Wishing you a Momentous Monday:)
@kdillabough @danielsharkov @reviewzntips Belated thanks for sharing!
@TheJackB Can’t wait! A generational story:)
I am a collector of moments in time. It is part of why I blog. Later today I am going to blog about an experience I had yesterday. My sister is getting married so I went to the tux shop with my son, father and grandfather to be fitted for our tuxedos.These moments in time are what make up our lives- I hope to always be aware of them so that I don’t miss out.
Shonali, every moment we have is the only one we have: it’s momentous in its own right. I’ve just learned of the passing of a dear friend’s son. Her youngest was paralyzed in an accident. Her eldest has brain cancer. Her middle son just passed away in his sleep. How much tragedy can befall one family?
It reminds me to treasure every moment as a gift: each one is momentous, and I will make each one count. With a heavy heart but a positive spirit, Kaarina