Over the holiday’s, I got an email from a woman whose store I frequent. In the course of the email, she told me her daughter was having her last chemo treatment for colon cancer and that her mother was just put in a hospice so she could finish her days on earth in comfort. Despite all that was on her plate, she was emailing to let me know that my daughter sent her a song to listen to from her new album and that it moved her so much she had to let me know.
“Hope is in well being, a positive mindset, focus on health and good diet, and my best advice in a stressful moment: Just Smile!” –Andre Leon Talley
It took my breath away that despite all she was dealing with, she took the time to lift my heart. She had family on her mind but not just her family. She connected with my family and helped shine a light on the joy and delight I have for my daughter. This generosity of spirit –the ability to rise above and feel real joy for others amid personal sorrow – was the best gift ever this holiday season.