Today I had a regularly scheduled Manifest Mondays video I was going to post. But it just didn’t feel right. So I went with my gut. (Which I always suggest doing.)
I recently attended a dear friend’s funeral.
She was one of those bright lights on this earth who left her body all too soon.
Arlene had been living with cancer for 7 years, and fought it with such grace up until the end. She never once complained.
Instead, she was the one who sent me messages of love and encouragement when she heard about things in our family like bike accidents and my mother-in-law’s passing, the birth of our daughter, and so much more. Arlene sent the most amazing hand written cards with pictures, glitter and fun surprises. She was the most thoughtful, fun, adventurous and caring friend to everyone who knew her, and she was such an amazing mother.
From a beautiful apartment in NYC, to trips around the world, nights out at legendary clubs like Studio 54, front row tickets to Broadway shows, friends from all walks of life, and endless laughter in the streets – Arlene led a magnificent life.
We weren’t the best of friends, but every encounter I had with her made me feel like we were. After hearing stories from her closest friends, I realized how truly blessed I am to have been touched by her spirit. She treated everyone like gold. When she met a stranger – she always opened up to them. And it led to amazing friendships.
She taught us all about the power of being open to connection and love – and what wonderful experiences can come from it.
I share a bit of her story here because her passing got me thinking about what’s important in this world. And Arlene was such a shining example of the power of a positive spirit, going for what you want, and giving extraordinary love to everyone in her path.
No matter what your spiritual beliefs are, it all goes back to love.
Today I invite you to share your love with those around you.
Who in your life have you not spoken to in ages?
What friends can you call just to say hello? What sweet short emails can you send to a family member to brighten up their day?
You never know what that gesture of communication can mean to the other person!
If you know me, you know that I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything comes at just the perfect time.
Who knows where these little conversations can lead?
Perhaps that old friend didn’t know about the new business venture you’ve taken on? Perhaps they know other people who might want to participate in your programs or project. Maybe they have a great resource for you.
Or maybe they need support that only you can help them with.
Remember not to come from a place of expecting to get something in return. Just reach out to a loved one to say hello and be open to the connection!
Who can you get in touch with today just to say hello and I love you?
Now I want to hear from you.
Who are you going to get in touch with today just to say hello? I invite you to come back to this page to tell us how the conversation went! What opportunities or breakthroughs came out of it? We all can benefit from your experiences.
I am sorry for your loss! She seems extraordinary, and thanks for the reminder that we should never take any day for granted!