Tuesday October 23, 2012 #465
“There is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a tough one for me to write. It is my first JAM I’ve written since my Dad’s passing last week. He was a great collector of quotes (now you know where I get it from!) and I went to his list and chose today’s message. I could write for days as to what this man has meant to me and my development as a person and a leader. I will instead keep this short and just tell you that I truly loved my dad and will miss him terribly. However, as Emerson brilliantly stated, every end is a beginning – even a life. I will move through my grief and continue my quest to be a positive force, seeking to be contagious in offering hope, encouragement, and love to a world that needs it. My dad would expect that from me. And I will not let him down.
Thank you to all who have offered their condolences and kind thoughts to me and my family. It is truly appreciated.