My friend Darlene Bradlee, who is a yoga teacher, an extraordinary photographer , and a beautiful human being, posted this on Facebook and I’m stealing it. It is like a balm for your soul, calming and soothing and strengthening. For all of you, my friends, readers and family, with love
“Though your responsibilities and obligations are very real and pressing, they do not have to burden you. For when you are willing to accept responsibility for something, you put yourself in control of it.
Though a profound sadness may come down upon you, it does not have to burden you. For that sadness is possible only because you care so very much, and because you know without a doubt how beautiful life can be.
Though darkness may be all around you, it does not have to burden you. For that darkness only makes your own light more brightly visible…
Though the problems and distractions may seem to have no end, they do not have to burden you. For by moving through them you will be coming closer toward your dream.
Though life may be difficult, it does not have to burden you. For you can live moment by moment by moment, joyfully making the most of each and every one.”