Life is Beautiful


“She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short.” Brian Andreas

 Even when we have tears life is beautiful. Today’s quote expresses a truth I deeply believe in. There is rarely a day that goes by where a few tears do not escape from my eyes- and 99% of the time the tears spring forth due to beauty, not sadness.

Because I have worked with the both the grieving and those near the end of life for most of my career, I get a daily dose of both the beauty and the frailty of life. It has carved a space deep within me where meaning collects like rain, and those drops usually find their way back out in the world in the form of my tears. There is never a day that I do not appreciate this inner well.

When I look at life  through eyes that seek beauty and acknowledge the frailty of our days, its true, the tears come easy… but so does  the joy.