A dear friend in the United States was a magnificent example of when to act and when to suspend action when needed. She was an inspiration for me from our first encounter in 1992. In her cheerful mood she always had a word of HOPE for all – even in the light of a severe stroke that kept her in very difficult circumstances for nine years. Throughout those years we had remarkable conversations at her bedside as we held a weekly study group and other visits where she shared her interpretation of life as a dynamic idealist. She was always confident in her ability to act out the best in living. Her acceptance of the stroke and her positive approach set an outstanding example.
Being in the present, she would say, “that which we focus on, we strengthen”. Another of her sayings used to be “Just connect.” And it manifested in multiple ways each day. She would give thanks for just being. She would highlight a link in thought and heart and constantly appreciate each dear uniqueness.
Her living, eternal memory is close to many of us who were touched by her life.