Peter has been gone this last week and I’ve been disoriented. It could be the travel, or the cold or the fact that the kittens woke me up a lot. Then when we heard that good friends may have lost their house in the Southern California fires, I really went into a funk. That afternoon, I watched a Oprah on TVR that was great. She had on a woman and a man both who had “terminal” cancer but who decided to live life to the fullest.
Today, on the KW site I saw a link and again it was the same man from the Oprah show. Download the clip to watch it! Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch is exceptional. Here are a few things I took away from the talks:
- Hope is about making sense of it all.
- Let your kids paint on the walls. (Ok if YOU paint the walls!)
- The brick walls are there for a reason…to stop people who don’t want it bad enough!
I’m still disoriented but there are times when life wants you to slow down for a reason – maybe time for a second wind.
P.S. I trimmed my bougainvillea the other night and the stems were so beautiful that I couldn’t put them in the compost pile. I know that they don’t last long as cut flowers but I’d already cut them so why not. I brought them inside and put them in the vase thinking “Well at least I’ll enjoy them for a night”. I didn’t even think that others besides me would enjoy them so much!