Saturday, February 13, 2010
Its Valentine's Day and the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. My belief with any sort of celebration is " why should it be just for that one group of people" ...why is it that Valentine's Day is for lovers...its a day of love and friendship and its also Chinese New Year...its also a day of renewal.
This morning, I had a trail of sparkles from my children's' bedrooms leading downstairs to the dining table...on this table were two "love jars" for each one of them. The jars were filled with love notes, pictures, crystals and other bits that reminded me of moments with them. We then had breakfast together and we are going off to the science centre to just spend the day together and this evening, I have planned a chinese new year dinner .
It does look like effort for some people but its not effort for me as its for the people I love. Its easy to get caught up in life and postpone celebration. Many of us, do that...In fact this year I was going to do that because I wondered whether it was relevant anymore for my kids as they are becoming teenagers now. I am glad I changed my mind and chose to celebrate. I feel its an attitude that I consciously chose to adopt many years ago..... why should I change it now? Everyday here on this planet is a reason to celebrate life... and I do have parties for no reason but if there is a reason such as Valentine's Day or Chinese New Year....you cant stop me!
Life is a one time journey and if I put some magic in it for my children....perhaps they will take some of that magic and put it out into the world when they are adults. Yes Valentine's Day is for lovers ... I choose to be a lover of Life anytime!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
They never leave us... grandparents, parents and loved ones.... they stay in our hearts and they watch over us. They may not be physically present but the part of them that connects us to them ...was never born and will never die.
If they could speak to us, they would ask us to be happy, to live our lives fully and never live in regret. They would tell us that they are ok now that they have gone back to their source. They would say that all the things they struggled with , on the earthly plane no longer matter in the bigger scheme of things and that they are fine with that.
" Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy" (eskimo proverb)
Dedicated to anyone who has lost a loved one