MINDFUL – the basic human ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing and the potential importance of what we are doing.
I have been thinking lately about the number of events that occur in everyday life. And, how when those events happen, I mostly don’t realize their importance. And I find this aspect of my life disquieting.
An example, is my friendship with Fran. If you are very lucky you will get a friend named Fran in your life. Someone who always knows the right thing to say and the right time to say it. Someone who will walk beside you when no one else wants to even be associated with you. Someone who is smart and always knows how to do the things you can’t figure out or haven’t even thought of. A friend who knows you as you are, understand where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
The scary part about this is when I met Fran, as we both stood ankle deep in the water of the baby pool, I had no idea that this woman would become such an influential part of my life.
I am going to share a picture with you. These are three very important people to me. Starting left is Fran and then my dear friend Nancy (who I wrote about in Love is Lovelier..) and the love of my life, my husband, Dom.
On the day that I met these three very significant people, I didn’t wake up and realize that anything momentous was about to happen. It just did. Don’t you wish that a clap of thunder would sound to wake you up and mark the importance of events in your life? I look for God’s fingerprints everyday in my life but it seems that I can only see them in retrospect.
Wishing you thunderbolts of awareness and Frans, and Nancys and Doms in your life,