Embrace Grief

April 13, 2010 by  
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Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



It is said there is no bigger regret as the one when we lose someone dear to us without telling how much we loved them    or having shared with them as much as possible.

After having had many troubled relationships, when I met my husband I knew how blessed I was to have met him and I told him that as often as possible.  When he passed there was only the sorrow of having lost him. I embraced my pain with courage as I knew I had to give it a voice.

Grief humbled and demanded my attention to the life I still have.  No to squander it in petty feelings and thoughts.  I have the past in my heart but I don’t live in it. I would not be honoring the love I have within me for my husband if I did so.  I do not think of the future as I know it changes with every thought or action I take in the present.

Grief has inspired me to reach out and make my existence truly mean something to me.

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll


Ten Things To Do This Weekend To Make It A Superb One

March 26, 2010 by  
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1                    -  Make one of the two days 100% work free

2                    -  Run a bath, light candles, read a book or watch a movie

3                    -  Go for a walk or a hike

4                    -  Make lunch or dinner plans with a friend and/or a partner

5                    – Take 30 minutes on Saturday or on Sunday and sit quietly.

Concentrate on your breathing and let the thoughts do their dance your head without attaching any importance to any of them.

6                    – Try smiling all weekend long no matter how you’re feeling.

7                    – Do something nice, big or small, for someone else; either a friend or a stranger.

8                    – Rent a nature DVD like Planet Earth.

9                    -  Wake up late one of the days and spend some time in bed before jumping up.

10                 -  Imagine how you want your life to be.  Make it good.