Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I know that many people have gotten a ton of snow this year and up here in Maine we have been very lucky...to miss many of the huge storms. I am not one of those people who loves the snow and every year I eagerly await the coming of spring. This morning I was driving into work after a blanket (less than four inches) of snow fell and coated the trees and remembered that the winter ca truly be magical. The snow hanging on the trees, the occassional flash of color from the birds who came back from the south too early this year, it was truly enough to put a smile on anyones face.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The most important lesson in life was taught to me by someone who I haven't seen in years. He taught me, at a very young age, to dance when people are dancing, to run, to jump, to fly when you have the chance. Never be satisfied just watching when you can participate and always live in the moment. He knew how to make you feel like the only person in a room full of people and taught me that even a kid should be made to feel important. He's gone to the angels today and although I haven't seen in years, I thought about him every single day. At every dance, at every crossroads in my life I was able to look back on the lessons that he taught me and know that there was someone who would always be routing for me, no matter what. His cards and letters came at times in my life when I didn't think things could get better, but hearing from him always made me smile. He always signed them, thinking of you from afar and know that I am always waiting for the next dance. I know that he is watching over me with the others that have passed before him, but I will miss the letters and cards at exactly the right times. I love you and will miss you, but will always remember the lessons that you taught me.