There have been quite a few people that like to take the month of November to be thankful and share their thoughts and then it doesn’t happen again for a year. I wish to start this year off right, with each day this month I will be sharing stories about things and people I truly appreciate. There is enough negativity in the world and especially in social media. I want to break the trend and start sharing the positive things that are going on.
Here is a little disclaimer. I don’t believe that the world is a light and fluffy place where nothing bad happens and we all live in a fairytale and mystical world. I do not blog about good things to enable others to live in denial about reality. I am excited about this blog topic because I believe that when we start our day off with a positive attitude whether we woke up feeling rested and refreshed, or our morning routine went off without a hitch or we watched an inspiring video that motivated us to live fully, in any case I hope that each day’s post brings you a twinge of joy and perhaps a new perspective for looking at people, things, circumstances and life.
January 1st, 2018
I appreciate life more than ever. I have a real understanding of how valuable people are. After losing my Dad August 8th, 2017 I found that my Grandpa just passed December 30th, 2017. Even though I am going to miss both my Dad and Grandpa a lot, I am so very thankful to have great memories. Death is hard to process and it’s painful to feel loss. In the midst of the heavy and constantly changing emotions it is paramount that we focus on the great memories of the ones we lost. Funerals tend to become about us and our pain but I try to focus on the fun times, the memories with joy and laughter and the important moments that I didn’t let pass me without reverence. In my previous posts you have heard quite a bit about my Dad. I have not shared about my Grandpa. My fondest memory with my Grandpa was when he would recite “Fe Fi Fo Fum” from Jack and the Beanstalk. He would say it in such a booming and deep voice while slowly and exaggeratedly stomp through the house chasing my brothers and myself. I got such a rush from it and a good giggle too. It seems like a small memory but it is one that I am truly grateful for. I am so blessed that I was able to have seen him so recently this year. I am glad that he is not in pain and that he can live peacefully and happily in heaven.
I Love You Grandpa!