“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three things are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
One of the first things I do, after the day has a rhythm, is to open my Email. Today one entry offered very sad news, news that breaks my heart. News that reminds me of Tzu’s quote.
A friend, Kay, has been moved to Hospice; and it seems that there is little hope of a recovery. I am beyond sad; for this is a woman who has had compassion for many, myself included. But more than that, she added the simplistic joy of teaching me how to grieve the death of my mother; and, she gave to me tools that I would use eight years later when one of our son died so unexpectedly. Kay understood the importance of patiently waiting on others as they wander through a grief process to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Sitting here now and writing to you, I wonder how many there are who can offer this to another… Kay did. What a woman!
Right now we all pray or lift up or whatever good thing we can from our souls to