"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
Those moments when another human being was there,
in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly.
~ George Saunders
Quoted in Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown
This week, a personal tribute to Uncle Jay . . . who unexpectedly left us this week, far too soon.
Whenever I am plunged into grief, part of my healing process becomes stillness. I know I need to settle into stillness in order to hear.
What exactly am I listening for? I am listening for the wisdom from my heart. It's my heart that reveals to me the lessons I can learn from a life well-lived. And this is where the transformation, and the healing, begin taking place.
While I still have much to process about Jay's death, I know there's so much we can all learn from the way he lived his life. Here's how I hope we can all be more like Jay.
Live a big, brave, COURAGEOUS life:
Live in SERVICE to others:
Learn to make the foods you love (and delight in sharing with everyone around you!)
Thank you, Jay. For your courage. For your service. For the Italian meals that fed us so, so many times.
You will always be an inspiration, and you are forever loved.
P.S. I'd love to hear how you embody lessons from a life well-lived!
Drop me a line via email or text.