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(click for larger view)"If we are willing to learn our lessons gently, they patiently await us in countless ways. Today, try listening to the wisdom of children; accepting the loving kindness of a friend; reaching out to those in need; asking a colleague for advice; acting on you intuition; laughing at your foibles and frailties and accepting them with love; observing how your pets live so contentedly in the present moment; rediscovering the surprising healing power of spontaneity; focusing on the good in any situation you are now encountering; expecting the best of every day; and realizing what a wonderful life you're living - sooner rather than later." -Sarah Ban Breathnach

My youngest brother drew this for me when he was just a little bean (maybe four years old?), and I just it found folded up in a book the other day. I love this so much. He drew me smiling with rosy cheeks, arms open like I'm ready to give a hug. I am very proud that he had this idea of me... happy and open. That is something I strive for every day, realizing what a wonderful life we're living...