This is a very special blog this week.
Some of you are aware that I have a godson, Philip. It is with great sadness that I tell everyone that he suffered a heartbreaking loss last Tuesday. His 14 year old Shar Pei, Sugar, passed away and I am sure some of you animal lovers can relate. They are family members and we love them dearly. I want to take a moment to express my condolences and to let Philip know my thoughts and prayers are with him during this time of grievance.
Before I share with you a little part of my conversation with Philip, I would like to say that you have never truly lived until you have opened your heart to an animal. During a time of death we all begin to look within and think about our own mortality, don't we? It's a part of life and still we get caught up in the whirlwind of our daily lives. Philip said that Sugar left such a profound impression on his heart and soul, and that when she left a piece of him went as well and that he didn't want it back - he'll reclaim what he lost when they meet again - and that losing her made him realize how precious life is. That it could be taken away in the blink of an eye. He doesn't want to sweat the big stuff anymore. It's the small stuff that counts.
My dear friends, we tend to lose perspective and focus on the things that are not important. Let's all make it a point to cherish the small, significant things. Like a breeze blowing through the trees, watching a sunset on the beach, a squirrel running on the ground searching for food, or the first steps of your baby boy or girl. Whatever it is, let's remember to enjoy what really matters and leave all external problems up to the dear divine, Simonton Say's.
Until next time.
Love your designer friend,