Ok as most of you know me I am always pumped up, full of energy and on cloud nine the majority of the time. I love to embrace life with the most positive and amazing attitude and embrace everything to its full potential and experience. However; sometimes I get sad, real sad and I want all of you to know that it is ok to be sad sometimes.
Sadness is just another feeling. A feeling that we should embrace, let in, feel, analyze and then release it back to the universe.

Right now I am sad. Why you ask? The answer I wasn’t even sure of myself until just before I started to write. I woke up this morning like every other morning with the sun shining, the birds chirping and a great big friendly kiss from my dog Oliver. This morning something was different, I had this gut feeling of sadness that I couldn’t shake and I was determined to find out why.

The answer my friends…

We cannot always be superman. We cannot always be the person who lifts up everyone else. Sometimes we really need to take time for ourselves, to embrace our selves, to do what we want to do, to be who we want and most importantly to take time out to feel and experience our own feelings.

It has almost been a year since I lost my amazing friend and Cousin Kim and as I look back and reflect I really miss her. I feel the pain, I feel the loss and most importantly I mourn the amazing relationship, the Aha moments and the wonderful road trips we spent together laughing and reflecting on life’s purpose.

Then I truly have an Aha moment myself. I miss her that is why I am sad. I miss that she was my cheerleading squad. I miss that she was there to put things into perspective for me when I had too much going on in my head to be clear. I missed our talks about how the world goes round. I miss the fact that she was the one person who was open to all lives messages, experiences and always told me not to take life so seriously.

She gave me the greatest advice that I could ever pass on to anyone of you and that is…

“Always remember you are human, feel your feelings both happy and sad, be free as a bird and most of all just experience everything life has offered because you never know what tomorrow will bring.”

Well Kim, tomorrow has brought me so many wonderful experiences, so much opportunity and so many wonderful people but most of all Kim tomorrow has taught me that you never know if tomorrow is going to come. So today I release my sadness knowing that you are always here with me, to love me, to guide me and most importantly you are still my cheerleader and are right behind me whispering…

“It’s ok to be sad sometimes, let it in like the wind and then fly high free as a bird”

You are amazing my friends, and I am truly grateful to share my writings with you!


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Comment by Kathryn Sturrock on June 7, 2009 at 2:07pm
Dear Shayne
Thank you for your thoughts. My son died last Dec 08 and i miss him terribly. Hopefully he is in a good place where he is able to think and be at peace and send good wishes to us all. I am starting to think that the best way I can remember him is to go out into the world and make a difference somehow. It will come clearer. Thanks for the boost.
Warm regards
Comment by Anka Georgeana Pohoata on May 31, 2009 at 11:34pm

"We become that which we meditate upon. In meditating on expanding illumination we become a shinning light in any darkness."
He is not passed out.
He is meditating! :)

Hello Shayne!
You are so open and I sense a lot of compassion and kindness in your heart from you.
Let me just tell you, at this point, that is great to have you here.
Comment by Carol Marilyn Campbell on May 29, 2009 at 4:23pm
Thank you so much. Too often we berate ourselves for not being able to live up to the "Superwoman / Superman" image we've taken on, instead of just living our best life, in joy.
Comment by Lee on May 27, 2009 at 4:07am
Thank you. Lovely words! xxx

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