“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”
— Malcolm Gladwell
through the sadness and tears today, i found myself in a state of calm. not because i was happy that my grandpa died. but because it brought so many of us together. family that i havent seen in a long time and even some relatives that i previously had never met. yes, the circumstances were unfortunate and the hearts were heavy. but calm is the one word to describe everything around me; the breeze, the tone in strangers voices, the line of 20 cars. everything was calm. i guess its all how you look at things. if you go into things stressed out of your mind, youre going to live a stress-filled life. if you find your inner peace, you will feel a giant weight off of your shoulder and see things much more clear.
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
This morning as i make my coffee i think back to a couple years ago when you would be here everyday, with a loaf of italian bread and the occasional banana , looking for a cup of coffee in exchange, that was it. you would sit in the rocking chair and we would talk for an hour or so and you would be on your way, sometimes we wouldnt even say goodbye cause i knew i would see you the next day. but today thats all i want; for you to pull up to my house in your beat up jetta and walk in, looking for a cup of coffee. Ill miss you grandpa, rest in peace
The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers’ bathing suits. It was beautiful deception.
“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”