Lay it on the Table

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: 

  • If you admire someone - tell them you admire them.
  • If you love someone - tell them you love them.
  • If you miss someone - tell them you miss them.
  • (you get the gist)
 

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,
  Beth

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