36 years ago today, this hour, a tractor-trailer wheel bounced across the highway and broke my neck. The last thing I remember was seeing a black thing in the sky. And then my world as I once knew it was changed forever.
Since then there have been many black things that changed my life. My sister’s headaches that became terminal brain cancer and so on.
But there were many other things that changed my life forever. When I saw Joan Kaczmarski walking down the hallway of my house one morning, my life was changed forever. The feel of her embrace, the love and kindness when I am ill have also changed my life forever.
The first time I looked into both of my daughter’s eyes for the first time my life was changed-especially when I heard the word “daddy” the first time.
When Marty Moss Coane invited me to host “Voices in the Family,” my life was changed forever. Everyone who loves me has changed my life. Everyone who has given me the honor of loving them has changed my life.
Lessons learned? Life changes. Our predictive skills suck. And that cultivating our skills at loving is the only thing that heals the deepest wounds of all.
Thank you for celebrating this day with me. Now, go love somebody today that you didn’t love yesterday!