May 2016 Editor's Note: Share Roses With Those You Cherish While They Can Still Smell Them
Roses are red, violets are blue, yes I get it, but have you called your mom today boo? I bet you didn't know I had a little rhyming skill or two? I kid, kid. But on a more serious note, I want to applaud us all on bringing in a new month of new opportunities, new lessons to be learned and cool new people to meet. Speaking of which, I also want to remind you to cherish those already in your inner circle more than you ever have before. [Yes, it's okay to insert the emoji thinking face after that last comment.] Let me explain...
This past month, I have come to understand how "fragile" life can be. Last month, I lost one of my amazing uncles. It wasn't so much that I couldn't come to grips with him being called home by a higher power, but I began to experience more grief wishing I could have had one last conversation with him, laughed at a few more of his jokes or even just took the time to be in his presence a tad bit more than I had. I totally understand how busy we all get, how we all just feel like we can't get a break and how we all just face daily challenges of our own. However, you must remember never to let those "temporary" nuances take first place over the people in your life who have shown "permanent" love and gratitude towards you.
May is the perfect month to start showing those in your corner that you're thinking about them. Why not? Something as simple a phone call to ask how someone's week went, shows that you have them on your mind and could be more than enough to lift their spirits. Don't just send roses when it's all said and done. Send "just because" roses when that person is there to enjoy, admire and be able to always hold on to that lovable experience you gave them.
Love & Light,
Jacqueline Laurean Yates