The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yes!, Oprah, and ...

Well I'm trying to 2 plus 2 together and come up with 4, and can't do it.

The other day, I read an article in Yes! magazine about stress and emotional baggage. We all have it to some degree, but for some it is overwhelming.

Yesterday I watched the final Oprah show that I had recorded. Oprah spoke of each person being worthy, if for no other reason than that you are born.

She said she had spoken with over 30,000 people on her show, and that everyone of them had one thing in common. They all wanted validation.

She said every person you ever meet shares the same questions.

Do you see me?

Do you hear me?

Does what I say mean anything to you?

She said to try it with your husband, your wife, your partner, your children, your friends.

Validate them.

So, with that in mind, I get a call this morning and am told that a good friend had taken his own life.

This friend had walked with me at the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention walk last November.

We had seen this sign.

And this one.

And we saw this one.

My friend had been down that road before. We had talked about that.

He took one more journey down that road. This time he reached the end.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good observations, and very touching. I'm sorry about your friend.