Yesterday was the first time I was not in NYC to honor September 11th and its casualties. While it's hard being there remembering what happened, it was much harder not to be there. I couldn't even watch the ceremony on TV. I felt very far from my city that I love so dearly and my friends who struggled alongside me during the horrific events that unfolded that day 12 years ago.
During my runs on Saturday and yesterday I held my friend Jeff close in my heart. He unfortunately lost his life in the tower attacks. As I was running, thinking of him, I was reminded of how with Jeff you knew exactly where you stood. If he was your friend, he was your friend 'til the end. He was so open and honest - truly a good person. His memory reminded me of the importance of being open and honest - laying your cards on the table at whatever cost. I don't know if I ever told him, but I cherished Jeff and his friendship. And, more importantly I loved what a wonderful long-time friend he was to Jonathan, and I admired what an incredibly devoted husband and son he was.
So...here's a practice I'm going to try to do. Maybe you'd like to try it too:
Lay your cards on the table:
Don't assume they know - they will appreciate it and so will you!
So...to my family and friends, my Yoga Bliss community and all the folks I've had the privilege of sharing yoga with - I miss, love, and am grateful for you. Sending
Peace, Love & Bliss,
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