I think it’s easy to forget that the very gifts we have aren’t really for ourselves. We like to think they are, that they’ll make us famous, wealthy and get us that nice home we’ve been wanting. Sure, they can get us all that stuff and we’ll be the person that has EVERYTHING….and yet NOTHING.
I find it much more rewarding when you touch someone’s life with them. That kind of greatness stays with a person.
My wife Lori asked me to create a painting for a special friend who lost her daughter at a young age. Her song was “Fly To The Angels” by Slaughter, she liked it so much her family had the lyrics put on her gravestone. Lori had an idea that she wanted me to bring to life and yesterday was the day she delivered the painting.
Lori said Shonda(grieving mother) liked it so much she hugged the painting and then her. She said it was the best gift anyone has given her. This makes me happy, that something I created brought a little joy into someone’s life that is going through something I can’t even imagine.
Love and appreciate the people you’re with and who want to be a part of your life, you never know when the last time you’ll see them will be..