The Emotionally Grateful Soul

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The Emotionally Grateful Soul

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Today, I cried on the plane while listening to a sweet song that brought some memories to the surface of my mind (it’s ok though, I had the whole row to myself!).

I do this sometimes, but I’m not an emotional mess.

I’m an emotionally grateful soul.

That’s what it is.

In his ESPY speech just over a month before his death, Jimmy V said, “To me, there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think — spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that’s a heck of a day.”

Many of us do number one.

Sadly, not all of us do number two, but a fair amount do.

Number three? Cry, that is, be an emotionally grateful soul? Rarely do any of us do number this. Perhaps it’s “embarrassing.”

Well, I think embarrassment will fade away in the face of death. It doesn’t matter in the end. Just cry.

 

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  1. I have never heard the speech before. I just watched the link. Thank you for giving me this experience

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