As I look back on my childhood I dearly love my mother for the day we woke up early, while it was still dark. She made thermos's of hot chocolate, the home made kind with Hershey's cocoa powder. We headed North into New Hampshire. By the time the sun rose we were parked and ready for an adventure. Waterfalls, the smell of pine, climbs up forest paths and scampering about rocky streams. Beautiful fall leaves all around. I was with my family and yet had time and space for my own thoughts. One of the most delightful days of my childhood, visiting those mountains.
What is the closest mountain to you?
(Delightful postcard by Sarah Uhl)
I love quotes and wise people. I discover things in odd places that I do not want to forget. Perhaps when you share things you are less likely to lose them. And so, inspired by an artist who designed postcards many days in a row, I am going to send postcards many days in a row, send messages. To you. Wherever you are. Because we are all growing, and we all matter.
Please, if you like one of them, feel free to "mail" it, too.
Or mail it, TO: Someone special in your world who would find it meaningful.
Life's wisdom. Pass it on.
The lovely postcard below, and my inspiration to share lovely postcards, comes from Colorado artist Sarah Uhl. Watch for more of Sarah's postcards...
Melissa Regan is a Storyteller who is honored to celebrate the life you live and the people you love. She partners with individuals at significant times of life and loss, supporting them by creating and presenting their loved ones story at a service or by planning an inspirational day of rememberance and reflection.
Melissa spent time as a critical care nurse before she became specialized in the field of organ donation. Melissa was well known for the care she gave grieving families and did this delicate work for 14 years. Her experience lead to her teaching heartfelt methods of communication to donation specialists around the world.
Inspired by everything these families taught her, she expanded her perspective on life by studying Positive Psychology, earning both a CiPP and a CAPP. She received training as an end of life doula through INELDA. She has a special grace all her own when it comes to supporting us at times of change and loss.
Melissa is a wife, mother, lifelong learner, and a lover of the wonder you can find in a single moment. She brings this wonder to her public speaking, connecting us to the grandness and depth always present in the day to day.
“Take a day to be thoughtful... the rest of your life is here.”