A quote to live by!

“Your life is an occasion…rise to it.”

– Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. (GREAT movie)

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I heard a radio commercial the other day, and the folks were saying how they loved the station because it “made their day go by faster.” Or it helped them to “not be bored at work.” Wow. These statements touched me deeply, as I remember a time in my life when I wanted the day to hurry by. Now these comments really stand out for me and cause me to feel some sadness and compassion for those of us that want to hurry to “something or somewhere” better than the moment.

My 5 year old son gets asthma from time to time. In fact, he had pneumonia for 8 days over the holiday break from school. EVERY BREATH was a gift to him. And EVERY MOMENT that he, or any of us have breath and a heartbeat is a gift. Not to be rushed, to be cherished. Soak up each moment of your life. You don’t get to have today back when it’s over. Life truly is an occasion, a privilege. Let’s all to rise to it.

Namaste,
Kendra

Where’s your Sabbath?

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What I want is to leap out of this personality

And then sit apart from that leaping—–

I’ve lived too long where I can be reached.

–Rumi

Might you consider choosing a select amount of time this weekend, perhaps during the Sabbath (Shabbat) between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday, to disconnect from your technologies, and re-connect to your loved ones and your self?  Namaste.