In Memory

One of my Pilates instructors that I train with every week passed away earlier this week. She used to end all of her classes by raising her arms over her head, bringing her palms together, and saying: “Say a prayer for someone who needs it.”

I always thought that was a nice way to wrap things up. It put the world back in perspective. After taking an hour for ourselves we could focus on someone specifically in need.

If the word prayer is off putting because you aren’t particularly religions, exchange the phrase with “Send positive thoughts to someone who needs them.” It is a good thing, now and again, to stop what we are doing, consider someone’s needs and send them our good will. We can do this with our thoughts and keep it personal or we actually tell someone we are thinking of them.

(In Memory of Betsy Morelli.)


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Anonymous March 29, 2009 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Did Betsy Morelli go to Bellport High School in Suffolk County, NY? Please write to me at
    Bob Chrien

  2. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I have wanted to thank you for this for a whole…..thank you
    ed morelli

  3. Beth July 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Betsy and I were good friends back in the 80’s. We were together at some Hartford area restaurants. Today I was driving and her maiden named popped into my head. I couldn’t wake to get home and see if I could find her on Facebook. One click led to another and I ended up finding her obituary. I just sat here and cried. I’m not sure what happened but your post here was nice. I had so many fun times with her.
    Beth DeMarco

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