Sy,(editor of the SUN magazine)
I sent out an email to all my immediate family members, maybe 13, asking what good advice they have received or would like to give. Two weeks go by without any responses.
Therefore, I am falling back on what I remember my special dad saying,
“I won’t give you any advice unless you ask for it.”
I’ll add one piece of advice my mother gave me that I am glad I followed: Stand and sit up straight,” even though I am a woman standing out at 5’9”.
My favorite peace of advice is from Washington Irving:
“There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable LOVE.”
Coming in as a close second is heard from Einstein:
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
And in conclusion, I must quote Rumi, 13th century poet:
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Haven’t they created a perfect circle?
Dianea, whose license plate is CRYBABE,
Licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist)
Hope this makes you smile