Winter came early this year, unexpected.
I was not ready for it; I thought I had more time.
What else catches me by surprise?
Acts of kindness?
Moments of joy?
Flashes of fear or anger?
Hold on loosely to everything because it is all passing.
Give thanks for everything because it is all gift.
So true, Madeline!! Thank you
I have been reminding myself that everyone and everything I encounter is my teacher. What am I learning? It is always a surprise! Thank you, Madeline, for sharing!
Staying open and being ready to receive lessons–no matter what form the “teacher” takes–is crucial. Thanks Anne Marie.