April 19, 2015
On Friday I had the privilege of attending a beautiful memorial service for one of my dearest friends. And I woke up. This is it! In the blink of an eye I’m not going to be here.
What am I waiting for??
So here’s my deal. I’m going to honor her by trying to be more like her.
I want to laugh more, tell more dumb jokes that make me laugh at myself, cry more with others, sing louder in spite of my crap voice, and generally do more of the things that feel really, really good. Like being generous and thoughtful and kind. I want to acknowledge birthdays and sweet gestures. I want to remember to tell you how much I value you. I want to take some big risks. I want to make you feel special. Because I can! It doesn’t cost a dime to cry, laugh, smell, taste, touch, feel, enjoy, appreciate, remember, cherish, relish, embrace, sing, kiss, pray, experience, attend, awaken, celebrate.
And in special honor of her I’m going to find an opportunity to wear a pair of weird socks with dress shoes and I hope you notice and it makes you laugh. Because that’s what I’m going to miss most about Joyce. That she was the most loving nerd with the most shining spirit I’ve ever met.
It’s all free and there for the taking. You’ve already got it. You just need to let it out!