I had to put the following quote into practice 25 years ago
when I was asked to give a speech at my precious friend Evy's wedding.
"Sometimes the best thing you can do is
not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess,
just breathe and have faith
that everything will work out for the best."
You may wonder why on earth would it be so difficult?
Well, there's a good reason why.
Our son, Todd, was a very close friend with Evy.
After Todd's death, Evy and I became close friends too.
Evy would stopover at our home and spend time with me.
Every year on the date of Todd's death
Evy would send me a white rose in memory of Todd.
What was interesting is
that Evy was going to marry a man named Todd.
I kept thinking, wondering,
imagining when I heard the minister
say 'Todd' that I was going to start crying.
I'm here to tell you that
I did breathe and put my faith
in my life that day.
Before I open my mouth
I put this verse in my mind,
I did give a speech and I didn't cry.
Everything did work out for the best
and now 25 years later
Todd and Evy are still married.