Oct 2, 2012

Dancing in the Rain

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass  . . . . . . . . . It's about learning how to dance in the rain!" Anonymous (at least to me) tag on a forwarded email

We have been experiencing such drought, that -- if and when it does rain, I may surely dance.  But, isn't the above quote a good way in which to live life?  Too many of us are tempted to hold off really living life until . . . . . .  until this, or until that.  Life will have storms.  Of that we can be sure.  It isn't personal.  It just is part of this human experience.  So, knowing that, how do we want to live today?  Yes, it is true we are caregivers for someone with dementia, or we are experiencing some other challenging life situation.  But.  We still have the exquisite fall colors (if you are where fall is occurring-- and if not, you have spring emerging).  We still have family and friends who love us.  We still have our own life.  Let us live today dancing in the essence of who we are.  Let us not wait for tomorrow, or for when this caregiving task ends.  This morning upon leaving water aerobics I saw an old and very dear friend.  Life has taken him and me on our separate ways, but in an instant we were in a place of caring about what happens to the other.  I am grateful for such encounters and for all the ways Love shows up in my life. 

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