After Las Vegas

It's technically still Tuesday. In Los Angeles. And after Las Vegas, I just couldn't send out another "business as usual" email.

So right now, I'm taking a huge deep breath. I'm in bed. My husband is sleeping. My three dogs are snoring. My two year old is all cozy and passed out, quite angelically, in the next room. My life, as chaotic and crazy as it can be, is completely perfect. In this moment, I'm happy and I have everything I need.

And I'm so grateful.

With all my heart, I urge you to take a minute to just be where you are. Look around at everything and everybody around you. Even the stuff that's pissing you off. Take in the feel of the sheets on your bed, the clothes on your body. Hear the symphony of noise all around you. What do you smell? What does your mouth taste like? Are you breathing all the way, or have you been holding your breath? Slow down and find new details to love. And choose to fall in love again with the things you've gotten used to taking for granted.

Take this second to truly take in where you are. Because this moment will never be, again. And you will never be the same. And the people around you will continue to change and grow older, as will you, if we should be so lucky. 

"Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now."

Right NOW. This moment is all we have. Even finishing a day is not a guarantee. 

Do the things you want to do. 
Say the things you want to say. Love the people you want to love. Be of service. Listen to understand. Learn something.

And then teach. Inspire. Lead. Help. Leave this place just a little better than it was when you found it. 

From the moment we're born (and  maybe even before), time is running out.We just choose to forget that it is. 

Go. Be. Do. Love.



Sylvia Hendershott