Sunday, June 21, 2009

return to oklahoma

tomorrow morning beau, pug, + moi will start the 21-hour journey back to oklahoma. my grandmother (not the yoga-doing, e-mail-writing, spry 97-year-old you've seen on my blog) passed away last night. she had been declining rapidly after a stroke so we were prepared for the news. however, the finality of it is always a bit shocking.

i'm savoring a lazy sunday morning in bed with my laptop and pug nearby. pensively planning and canceling appointments, meetings, classes, obligations for the week ahead. moments like this bring me back to the ongoing question "am i leaving a legacy?" for some reason, this is incredibly important to moi. making a mark drives everything i do.

take a moment to journal on this point. how are you leaving a legacy? it can be as simple as smiling at a disgruntled pedestrian you pass en route to work (seriously) or as grand as adopting an orphan from another country or dedicating your life to a cause.

may we all positively affect as many people as possible through our thoughts, words, and actions. i wanted to share a post i just came across on making a difference. this is from an interview with the lovely fran monks in 2005 or 2006 and felt apropos considering my muse.

this post is dedicated to my grandmother, jessie marie zorger wilson. let's leave legacies.

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15 comments:

Lynne from NY said...

Kimberly,
My sincere condolences....

And in answer to your question, a resounding YES! You are leaving a legacy. Every single day, you make someone's life a little brighter.

I know for sure I am a better person since I met you. We pay it forward.

Merci, merci, and much happiness always!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

So sorry to read about the passing of your Grandma. You are in my thoughts...

Sharon Tessandori said...

So sorry about your loss Kimberly. And rest asuured, you are leaving a legacy.

Safe travels to you....

Sarah said...

I'm sorry to read about the loss of your grandmother. Times like these are never easy.

And yes, as the others have stated you are leaving a legacy in an incredible fashion! And I know you will continue to amaze!

Cindy Fearon, RYT/LMT said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have a safe trip, and thank you for being you.

Cindy in San Antonio

Revisionista said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

And as the others have said, you're creating an incredible legacy. Thank you.

Melita said...

very sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. you & your family are in my thoughts. have safe travels.

savorit said...

Kimberly,
So sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you have a safe trip to Oklahoma. Not only are you leaving a legacy through all you do, but you have allowed so many of us to leave a legacy as well by training us as yoga teachers (and giving us the gift to touch so many souls). It's like one small candle going out into the world that ends up lighting a passionate fire. Thanks for guiding us with your light!

xoxo,
Michelle

Kenya, self-care bon vivant said...

::hugs::hugs::hugs::

your legacy is already in the world. you have touched so many lives, including mine. ::more hugs::

travel safe, be well!
kenya

Carolyn said...

Darling Kimberly,

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope you can take this long drive to/from Oklahoma to get some rest. As the others have said, YES, you have leaving a legacy, an incredible one. I'm so SO lucky to know you.

xoxo,
Carolyn

simultagnosia said...

My sympathies, Kimberly. I know how much you love her.

Kat

Naturally Jules said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma's passing. You are in my thoughts...

Joselle said...

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother, Kimberly. My thoughts are with you and your family. xo

jennifer lee said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother, sweetie! And my goodness, you are the epitome of leaving a legacy. You are an inspiration to me and so many others!! Big hugs!!

Julia said...

Kimberly, my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Each day in each way you touch someone - and that is your legacy.