quick reminder.

I received some news today that made my heart heavy.  I spent the next few hours questioning why, feeling so helpless, not knowing what to say or do, and all I could do was pray.  Pray for no more suffering. All this “doing,” trying to improve, make the world a better place, etc…. no matter what you do, life hits you. And sometimes it hits incredibly hard.

In this moment, I was quickly reminded that it’s never about me.  I was quickly reminded how much I miss people that played a huge role in my life – people that I haven’t talked to in months.  How simple it is to just reply back to that text, or send an email or call – to just say hi and tell them you miss and love them.

With this in mind, I spent the majority of today reflecting, being more in tune with those I care about (including myself) and I feel renewed.  Hot yoga tonight helped too. An 8pm 1.5-hour class on a Friday night – jam-packed – in a room set to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  It was beautiful and refreshing to know I wasn’t the only one (in addition to the Yogi) who would much rather spend my Friday night there than at a bar.

Through that session, I let go of every doubt and expectation I had prior to stepping into the studio.  I let go of things I can’t control.  I came out refreshed, feeling brand new, and content with everything that has happened up to this point – the good and the not so good.

My point of this is to let you know that I appreciate you for taking the time to read this, even if I don’t know you.  Let this be a reminder to you as well, to let that person know you’re thinking of them.  You never know, it could mean the world.