Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure to attend my friend's wedding ceremony and reception. It was a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. Imagine the rustle of trees, the sights of beautiful, verdant foliage popping from sparkling stone ruins, the soft gurgle of a small stream, and a lone butterfly, flitting beneath the strings of lights during the ceremony.
July 20, 2014
Image By: A. Van Divender Smedley
I've been to beautiful weddings before. I've been to extravagant and charming weddings. I've been delighted to share in people's new beginnings. Never before, however, have I witnessed so much love in one, concentrated space. The entire property seemed to be pulsating with love--love between my friends on their special day and love of all of those in attendance. True, this wedding had more than the usual amount of interesting/ passionate/ happy people, but still, somehow, I was shocked at how wonderful we felt the entire evening as a result of simply being in attendance.
Today's Mindful Monday reminder is this, by the remarkable Maya Angelou:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I know I will not remember all that was said during the ceremony or the reception, but as cliché as it may sound, I know I will never forget the way this day, this heart-warming, soul-filling day, made me feel.
Labels: Life, Mind & Body, Mindful Mondays