|“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”|
Last night, after visiting my sweet, frail mother, for possibly the last time, I was pondering her life and what it has meant to me and to my siblings.
Joy and I went to the jacuzzi at our hotel and entered into a surprisingly meaningful conversation. We moved outside, covered in towels under the 65 degree, weather and sat in gentle breezes pondering life and values and goals.
We each came up with 5 adjectives that we hoped would characterize our own lives. More on that later as I will be sharing some this weekend. But it has given me new soul food to ponder and new goals for my life. She had different adjectives--all worthy, but she also shared this quote with me.
A great quote from a woman who, though a Hollywood actress, seemed to get to some of the true values of life. I have savored these words today as I am busy in Dallas getting ready for this wonderful weekend.