Our minds are wonderful mechanisms for solving problems and conceptualizing.  But they are of no use when we need inner guidance. For that, we must listen to our heart and soul.  And I believe we need to realize that answers may not be immediate or easily forthcoming. Sharing and exploring our deepest emotions can be difficult but is certainly worthwhile to understand ourselves.  Our ability to feel provides us with the capacity to sympathize with others and an opportunity for friendship.

“All any feeling wants is to be welcomed with tenderness.  It wants room to unfold. It wants to relax and tell its story.” – Geneen Roth.  This is true of happiness, grief and every feeling in between. Explore it.

We are here, in our bodies and minds, and alive! So let’s not question the moment but rather feel it, enjoy it and rejoice that we are here another day to see the sun rise, breathe and simply be.

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

Portrait of CC DeGraff , Executive Director at The Kensington Sierra Madre assisted living community in Southern California.

CC DeGraff, Executive Director

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