Wendy at 7 months
Wendy at 4 1/2 years
Wendy graduating from High School--1999
Today is Wendy's birthday. I remember the day that she was born. Her Mother told me she was an early Valentine's Day present. That was 30 years ago today. What a milestone this day is for her. She is now a married woman and very happy, I presume. Even though we do not speak to each other anymore I can't help but remember her and her family and all the good times that we spent together.
I am reading a book by Russell Simmons now entitled "Super Rich". And, despite the title, it is not about attaining money but as he states "...being "super rich" has very little to do with living in a penthouse or a mansion and everything to do with living in a state of consciousness where you are equally connected to the world and your highest self."
I quote here from Page 170 " Loving unconditionally is always in your best interest. And if you know that, but still find yourself struggling to find the strength to love the world, then try to remember the words of the Maharishi, who said, 'There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer. No disease that enough love will not heal. No door that enough love will not open. No gulf that enough love will not bridge. No wall that enough love will not throw down. No sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how great the mistake. Sufficient realization of love will resolve it all. If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.' ".
And then on Page 169 this: "You want your children to be inspired by the power of love, and in order for them to do that, they need to see you exuding love in all situations, and to all people. Even the ones you might feel the most negatively toward." So, that is the reason for this post today. I am extending love to you and your family. By practicing unconditional love "the pain will not only hurt less, but you'll be free to find the new love that's waiting for you out in the world."
Happy 30th Birthday Wendy. It's certainly fitting to extend love to you this day especially since you were an "early Valentine's Day present." Valentine's Day: it's all about love, isn't it!