Tuesday, June 06, 2006

For Anne

I've been thinking about you all day long ... I hope today went well & you've begun the 1st step in what will be a long but necessary journey. I know that going through this will be tough for you...that some days will be harder than others but we both know that the goal here is your happiness and, ultimately, your inner peace. For such a long time you've not had either of those-not truly anyway-but I think you will, soon. I love you, cuz....I'm with you, even from all the way over here.....

" I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace."
~Dalai Lama

1 comment:

Anne said...

Awww...I'm seriously crying over here, but not in a bad way. Thanks for being there, and for being *you*. I did take that first scary step; we'll see how things go from here. There best thing is that my doctor believes me. That was my biggest worry. With you and Miz "S" in my corner, I know I will be able to get through this to the other side. Thank you for your support; I can't do this without you!