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Beyond Finances

Not too long ago, I received a heartfelt message from a dear family friend. She shared, “Over the past several weeks, my family has experienced extreme highs and extreme lows. We’ve experienced the pure joy and wonder of children being born into this world, we’ve celebrated and shared in the marriage of two loving people, and we have grieved the loss of a loved one.” 

She went on to explain that she’d recently lost a dear friend to a tragic accident. His death was unexpected. Unannounced. Unwanted. It came as quietly as the night. During his Life Celebration, she asserted that “Amidst the sorrow, I felt this unshakable stirring of peace. I felt that he watched his Celebration of Life with joy, ease, and happiness in his heart.” As she shared about her deceased friend’s great heart and generous love, I couldn’t help but to reflect on my own relationships and commitments. Was I truly creating a life that inspired me? Was I creating lasting impact or meaningful connections?

At his Life Celebration, I was told that over 750 people joined together to celebrate the impact of this man on their lives. 750 people…that’s a meaningful impact, wouldn’t you agree? 

You may wonder why I am sharing this with you all, my dear community. I share this to encourage you to continue keeping the faith. Mostly, the unwavering faith in yourself. Life is short. Enjoy every moment of it. As you continue to strive and grow your business and your financial goals, remember to enjoy the present, too. Remember to savor the space between where you are and where you desire to be. This week reminded me of the time-old saying: The journey is the destination. 

I also share this with you in deep gratitude. Your support and encouragement, your humanity and trust have allowed me a space in which to create my vision of service and community.  I wanted to take some time and speak to you beyond finances: I thank and acknowledge you for encouraging me to step outside of my comfort zone and the internal boundaries I had set for myself.  This week, I invite you to throw everything to the wind and do something exciting. This life is short, make it sweet! Go dance or skit or sing or laugh…give yourself this gift. You deserve it.

With Love and Joy from my heart,

Linda

 

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