The Little Prince Written & Drawn By Antoine de Saint-Exupery To me, this is the loveliest tale ever told--- The Little Prince. There are many small lessons that speak volumes in this book as the Little Prince leaves his home and travels from planet to planet, eventually landing on Earth. Discovering characters along the way that leads him to the answer of his search... a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye. I thought about this because a year ago today, I traveled to Europe with my mother and company to celebrate her one year remission from cancer. Her battle with cancer led her and all of us who surrounded her during that time, to always remember the the lessons of love and our responsibility for one another (John 13:34), and to live the life God meant for us to have (Romans 8:11). So, when I am busy with daily things that I may think are "matters of consequence", I remind myself that they are mere idleness (Colossians 3:2). At the end of the day, my goal is to have the peace of mind that I have served a purpose, whether that would be my service to my husband, family, friends, workplace, and home. We are a walking testimony of God's love. (Haven't read the book? Pick it up and you'll know what I mean...)
I met Michelle when she became one of my hula students. We have since then grown a great friendship.... it only grew stronger the night she shared with me that her mother was a cancer survivor as well. The kind and loving person that Michelle is, she planned a trip to Italy, to take her Mother to meet the Pope... fulfilling a deep dream and wish of her Moms'. They were accompanied by sisters and cousins.... and shared what soon became a very memorable and celebratory trip- they went after her Mom's one year anniversary of being in remission.