Friday’s Fave Five (9/11/2015)
“Yes, Nina, life is hard, unfair, painful. But life is also guaranteed – 100%, no doubt, no question – to offer unexpected and sudden moments of beauty, joy, love, acceptance, euphoria.” The good stuff. It is our ability to recognize and then hold on to the moments of good stuff that allows us to survive, even thrive. And when we can share the beauty. hope is restored. (p 37, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch)
On this 14th anniversary of 9/11/2001, I think it is fitting that today I read that there is absolutely good stuff folded in with the unfair and traumatic. But I need to be alert to finding and sharing it. And in doing so I can more than survive, I can and will thrive. So to honour 9/11/2001, I am sharing examples of “beauty, joy, love, acceptance, and euphoria” from my past week as part of Friday’s Fave Five. Go to Living to Tell the Story to share your own beauties from the last week (or leave a comment here).
beauty – my daughter (Elizabeth) shared some of her stories and photos of Yosemite:
joy – having your favourite toys around especially when you are in a new situation.
love – my son married his sweetheart and they symbolized their love by planting this tree together.
acceptance – I have a new toy – selfie stick. Just accept that I am going to be bringing my hot pink stick for a photo of all of us. It makes me happy.
euphoria – accomplishing something that is tough and scary.