Good morning my friends,
Every morning before I get out of bed I think about those who have been influential to my life and have shown me love and kindness, no matter what. Those that have gone above and beyond to help me get to where I am today. My list is pretty long, but the word “gratitude” doesn’t seem to really cover the feelings I have in my heart. The feeling is much bigger than that. But, every week I try to pay kindness forward, let it be from letting someone go ahead of me while i am waiting in a grocery store line, to paying for the coffee for the person behind me at my favorite coffee shop. I always ask the “unknown soul” to please pay it forward. You see, in life it only takes one act of kindness then it turns into the “domino effect.” As Maya Angelou has written, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So taking her advice, last week I was thinking of my amazing Neurologist, Dr. Lori Cretella and her R.N. Debbie, they both have gone above and beyond in helping me, from a quick refill for my seizure medication to a gentle ear during stressful times or just talking to me not as a patient but as a friend. As a photographer you see beauty in many “things” but when you see the beauty from kindness and a from a beautiful heart, it is breathtaking. As a Designer of my own line of note cards I decided to write my feelings of “gratitude” to both my Neurologist and her R.N. Making their day extra special is what paying it forward is and letting those who touch your heart in a way no other can by saying “Kind words” or even a kind gesture will make all the difference my friends. So Try paying it forward, I promise you will feel great, and slowly you will see the world in a different manner.
To my Son, parents, brother and sister in law, boyfriend, extended family, friends, St. Mary’s High School Friends, cousins, My Editor and Publisher, Doctors, Pharmacists, First Responders. I thank you.