i want to live

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I have lots of favorite books. Here’s one of my newest ones: her white tree by terri st.cloud. (And yes, she doesn’t use capital letters).

I’ve never underlined as many sentences and dog eared as many pages as I have in this book. Here’s a sample of her writing. May you live this week like it’s a gift.

i want to really really live.
i want to laugh til my stomach tightens so much
that it aches and my legs hurt from my slapping them.
i want to cry from my gut and let the tears wash me
to where i need to go.
i want to hear the singing of my heart,
and let the sounds echo inside me
and i want to dance to that music.
i want to fill with compassion and touch
someone’s face so gently that they can feel
the caring in my fingertips.
i want to love so deeply that my cells vibrate with it
and just standing near me you can feel the buzz
of the vibrations.
i want to know that i’m worthy and i’m good
and i want to leave self doubt on the highway.
i want to touch the sky and recognize my soul in it.
i want to walk in the rain and drop to my knees
in gratitude for this gift of life i have been given.
may i never ever forget what a gift it truly is.

2 thoughts on “i want to live

  1. Hi Don. Yes, you are right. I just wrote a review last week for a book I just finished. I will do the same for Terri’s book. Thx for suggesting that. And I plan to visit your site this week too. Haven’t been there for a while. Thank you for being a faithful follower of mine. Good seeing you in writer’s group this week. Happy belated birthday.

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