Lightly child, lightly.

Isn’t it wonderful to be alive?

You know, you can forget all about it.

Then suddenly you remember, and think of all the things you can do. Here I am. I can walk around. I can talk. I can see things and remember things.

I am alive.

How wonderful.

~ Sophia Loren


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  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. And how wonderful (and magnificent) is she?

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  2. It’s a daily reminder! It is a precious gift.,☀️

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  3. An amazing thing that’s too easily taken for granted..,

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  4. gratitude for being.

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  5. gouparchery says:

    good post

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  6. It’s the little things we forget to appreciate.

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  7. It is so wonderful we are alive.
    I slept all night on a sofa at Montréal Neuro Hospital. Yesterday my son had back surgery. He’s the youngest patient by far.

    I woke up at 3:15 am to the daughter in the next door room crying. She lost her mom while we were sleeping right next door.

    Yes, tonight I remembered I was alive and healthy and blessed and grateful. Son is doing great too. It was a sports injury.

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  8. I can’t comment any better than what Sawsan experienced…that was a revealing moment of gratitude. But…Sophia’s eyes !!

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  9. Sophia Loren radiates life…and as I say, Each Breath Is A Gift…

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  10. Thank you for sharing one who shares such beauty within and without. I just forwarded this to a long time dear friend who looks a great deal like Sophia (she lives in your neighborhood–Darien–David) and is also beautiful within.

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