If you have been reading my blog posts, you know that my walks on the beach are incredibly special to me. The energy I feel from the ocean and the connection to nature is one thing and the people I meet and connect with is another. I never know what I’m going to find on my walk and know it is always a gift!
The other day, I ran into a friend (an older man, in his 80’s). He shared with me that he is getting a divorce next week. He went on to say that he has every intention of staying friends with her. We walked together for a bit catching up on things and then I continued on my way.
On my way back, I saw him again. As I approached I heard him singing.
He said, “You’re all about songs and music, right?” and “I love what you do!”
Then he shared that to help himself feel better he sings, too!
“Here’s my current song”, he said enthusiastically.
♫ ♪ “JOY is within me NOW!” ♫ ♪
Over and over and over he sang, “JOY is within me NOW!”
Each time he sang, his smile got bigger.
Then he said, “See? It really works!”
I smiled… did he get this process from watching me over the years?
Could be … I don’t know … and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is he has learned a way to feel better and feel GREAT or rather in his words … JOY!
I walked away feeling such joy and gratitude. A beautiful experience.
A very good feeling indeed.
Where is your special place? What is your most recent gift from that place?
I’d love to hear about it. Share your story BELOW.
I’ll leave you with an inspirational “wish” …
Ruth Wishengrad, M.Ed.
A popular, creative children’s singer/songwriter incorporates neuroscience techniques into her songs to boost self-confidence. Ruth has a Masters in Education and has interacted and taught thousands of children about confidence over her 25 years experience in and out of the classroom. Ruth brings creativity, humor and fun to everyday situations and connects with children at a heart to heart level. Visit her at: songstochangeyourtune.com or send her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org