I remember doing an audio interview with Mitch when he said, "Well, at least I have today." I loved that. I wrote it in my journal and I wrote it in my soul. I vowed from that moment on to always be grateful for today.
So, in keeping with Mitchell's words, I was grateful for today. It has been a day of love and reflection, peace, and mourning. Above all, this has been a day of gratitude.
My friend, Darrell Robinson, who helps me manage our Miles for Mitchell page, posted the following quote and invited those who follow that page to try to meet one of its challenges, in honor of Mitch.
I loved these words so much, I wanted to share them here. If ever there were a philosophy my son taught me, it is this. I pray to always be grateful for today and try to live by the following:
"... mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a letter. Give a soft answer.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else.
Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more.
Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love, and then speak it again."