I love you!
It took me longer than usual to begin this letter to you, because I have been consumed by the horror of the war in Ukraine. I love to write to you, but my heart for much of the past few weeks has been with the Ukrainian people and their unbreakable spirit. They didn’t want this war, but they fiercely want their freedom. War is against nature, and my heart breaks for the innocent lives lost.
In times of tragedy, it’s important to find inspiration in the strength of other people, and to do what we can to be stronger, more courageous, more giving. We can find ways to help as we practice doing the right thing in every opportunity we have. As we continue to live with purpose and meaning in our own life, we feel more compelled to do our work and help other people.
In the month of love, you reached out to me with great, wide-open hearts. Thank you for reminding me how strong our bond is now, and has been for so many exciting years. So much changes in our personal lives and in the world, but our continuity is our genuine love. The more openly we share our emotions with each other, the greater our understanding of our shared humanity.
Thank you for playing such a strengthening role in my life. When you tell me I have contributed meaning to yours, this adds to my sense of fulfillment and joy. As our friendship grows deeper, I feel we are contributing to the evolution of our individual inner qualities. When we strive to know our unique nature, we will develop the courage to believe in our soul’s calling. We will gain the necessary resources to honor our God-given gifts.
Together we are supporting our personal choices to express our contribution to the truth of love, light and beauty. Over the years, I have shared many of my passions, all the tiny but significant ways I’ve been able to sustain my enthusiasm and zest for life. Through the brightest halcyon years — days of endless engagement, meaningful work, raising Alexandra and Brooke, traveling — I always wrote. Some of my books were published. You may have read something in one that sparked your energy, that could have given you a shot in the arm, a pat on the back, a spiritual hug, motivating you to do something that you wanted to do to add to your happiness.