Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Silver day

Today would have been our Silver anniversary-the big two-five.
Tori and I were married for just under 23 years but we were a team for almost 28.
I sure loved her and I know she loved me.
I'm actually smiling because of how lucky I was to have had such a great marriage-I know many are not so fortunate-and because of how amazing she was as our children's mother.
The last couple of years I've cried a lot on this date.

I'm not crying today-I'm just filled with gratitude-and that's a really nice change.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Re-programming my thoughts

"The great thing. if one can, is to stop regarding all of the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's "own" or "real" life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life-the life God is sending one day by day.-C.S. Lewis

Friday, July 28, 2017

Let it be

"It's time to just be happy...being angry, sad or overthinking isn't worth it anymore...just let things flow...be positive."-Author unknown

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dread be gone?

"He'd begun to wake up in the morning with something besides dread in his heart...a kind of urge to be eager, a longing to be happy."-Jon Hassler

I'm glad to feel some joy again. Thankful it's the case. Hoping it will be the new normal.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Reading to help heal

"...loss will change the constellation of our lives. That fact will not go away. But its edges will soften, and other events will come along to enrich our lives, so that this grief which seems as though it will forever be "front and center" slips into the background tapestry and our hearts are often and profoundly made glad once more."
Again, much thanks to Martha Whitmore Hickman (12/9/1925->1/17/2015) for these words of insight and encouragement.
Her book "Healing After Loss-Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief" has been a great resource and has done just that...It's been instrumental in helping me to heal after loss.
I've given copies to others who are trying to do the same.
I'm going to continue to do just that.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Let go, be grateful, look forward

To be happy you must:

Let go of what's gone. Be grateful for what remains. Look forward to what's coming next.-Author unknown.