Mom sent me a little e-mail tonight with these words from Mother Teresa:
May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
How powerful would it be for us all to realize and claim our gifts and use them to love; to allow ourselves to embrace our truth and live as if there are no limits? My friend Robin once told me that you have to love and accept yourself before you can allow anyone else to love and accept you. My wish is that we are all able to find contentment in the people we were created to be, to love ourselves and each other, and to trust that we are where we are because something beautiful is happening– even when it’s hard to see.
Today is December 1st and I can hardly believe it. Before more time escapes me, here are some Thanksgiving pictures of some of the people who remind me each day of the infinite possibilities that await each of us.