For the past month or so, I haven’t done a weekend recap or shared my goals. Not because my weekends haven’t been eventful and certainly not because I haven’t been goal-setting and goal-achieving. But life has been a little different these past few weeks and my blog has suffered a little bit. I apologize for when I haven’t been quick to respond to comments and haven’t visited some of the blogs I usually support and I don’t think this week is the week of getting back to my normal routine either but I’m definitely trying to establish some normalcy.
This past weekend, I attended the two funerals for the ladies I told you about – two church sisters, one on Thursday, one on Sunday, same place, different people, both heart wrenching. Honestly, on Sunday, I kinda lost it, seeing someone I knew so well someone so young and vibrant and formerly full of life lying in the casket. I didn’t know the last time I saw her was the last time I’d see her. I didn’t know the last time she said she was leaving that it was going to be the last time. I don’t think I hugged her then. I would have if I had known. I would have been sure to tell her I loved her. I would’ve done different.
After the funerals, I did some frivolous things – took lots of selfies, focused on my hair, watched a lot of funny videos online. You don’t have to be a Psychology expert to see that I was just looking for something to numb my emotions.
Then I got news over the weekend that one of my high school teachers (and neighbor when I was growing up and good friend of my parents) had died. And when I was thinking about her, remembering how she always asked my parents about me, remembering how my mother has trusted her with me when I was just a little girl, remembering how she had influenced me when I was becoming a young woman myself, the lessons she taught me, it made ne want to be a better person all over again.
Enough of death, though. Moving on to sickness (which is almost as sad)
On Saturday, we had our annual Christmas program at a nursing home facility we visit every month. For Christmas, we bring the residents gifts and that means shopping, preparing, packaging and delivering. Lots of work but it’s all rewarding for work.
After the program on Saturday, we went to visit someone else close to us who is very sick. Well, they say he’s very sick but he was so cheered up by our visit that it was hard to tell. And after all the other things we’d done, all the other sadness, it was good to see someone happy.
So I decided to just move forward with positivity. We live in a sinful world. There’s always going to be sadness. We have to just smile and keep going. Smile. Keep going. And take some selfies on the way 😀
- do all I can to help others
- live the Christmas spirit
- not sweat anything that doesn’t get done
- live healthy – food, exercise, mental
- enjoy every experience
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