Month of Mindfulness Day 24: Alive and Shining

Happy Friday Eve guys,

This is the first time all week that I’m home from work before 11 p.m. and I already fell asleep twice, so I am so excited to go rest. But before I do, I want to share my word/experience for the day.

Yesterday I wrote about having telescope vision.

The vision has grown on me a lot, and I was thinking about it all night and day, really trying to imagine what I’ll see in my telescope in even a year from now.

So then today, I was visiting a local barber shop to talk to some of the local people to see what’s going on in the community, and there was an older man who walked inside. All the seats were taken, but someone had offered him a chair. He had a cane, very little hair and could barely walk.

At first I wasn’t even sure what hair he had to be cut by the barber.

It wasn’t his turn in line to go, but he got up and said, “does anyone mind if I go? I have six  months to live and I’m not in the best shape.”

He was honest as honest could be and so humble when he said it. I think the whole shop went silent. It wasn’t news to him or attention-it was simply the truth of his life at this moment. It was his telescope vision for the next six months.

There’s nothing like truly understanding telescope vision than hearing someone say they only have six months to live.

It made me thankful to have all those burning stars right now in my universe. While hot and scary and on their way to possibly exploding into dust—they are alive and shinning.

I guess I don’t have a word for the day today, but rather this experience.

To be able to look into my telescope today after hearing what that man said, my universe is already a little bit more peaceful.

I can only imagine if that man knew what I was going through right now, he would tell me this experience will be one of the best of my life—that man is my telescope for today.

He showed me exactly what I needed to see-that regardless of the darkness in my skies right now, I am still alive and shining.

Hello life.



3 thoughts on “Month of Mindfulness Day 24: Alive and Shining

  1. Wow. Isn’t the universe amazing how it brings is to exactly where we have to be…. And all we have to do is pay attention.

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