We talked about you today. We laughed, we cried but most of all we remembered you. The light of you embraced our hearts and shown so bright. For the first time in 3 years I didn’t feel alone. I felt like you were here holding us. I didnt have to suppress my thoughts or hide how I feel every day. It felt so wonderful to say your name out loud and hear a chorus of love join in. It

Was a day I could breathe again. Life will go back tomorrow but today existed.

Beauty around us

My son always found nature to be a magical purpose in his life. It created joy and happiness for him. He often took his daughter to these places. Sands point preserve pictured here,Westbury gardens, planting fields. Hewent as a child and perhaps it took him back to a place of innocence. Where life was carefree as a child and the responsibility we gain as we get older can sometimes try to take that away. His daughter walked right along side him sharing the beauty. He gave this gift to her.

Charlie Chaplin

My son was an old soul. I felt it so appropriate to include this since he loved Charlie Chaplin. Another soul who felt so deeply and loved laughter. He would have wanted me to post this.

By Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!

Charlie Chaplin