I vividly remember the moment I heard my dad come into my room.
“hey darling… she’s gone.”
The words jagged and uneasy.
Tears in his throat, but a steady and strong look in his eyes.
I sat up in bed. And for a moment time stood still.
I knew this...
It’s too often that we think that to be better and to grow, we must gain things.
You get stuck in saying things like, “This year I want to get active, I want to gain a new hobby.”
It's easy to want to get.
“This year I want...
I cannot begin to express the gratitude, joy and ultimate realization to and for everyone who has been a part of this last year.
This year has been one of the best of my life.
I can say that firmly because it has followed a few...
1. pleased and relieved.
"they were thankful that the war was finally over"
synonyms: grateful, appreciative, filled with gratitude, relieved
"she was thankful that the evening was over"
expressing gratitude and relief.
"an earnest and thankful prayer"
Imagine the amount of times you say “thank-you” in a day?
Is it a...
You know those moments when you can actually feel your own happiness.
The actual feeling.
Where your heart begins to swell up in your chest.
And your eyes radiate color and the steady smile on your face is not forced.
Where that genuine smile isn’t just on your face...
I’ve always been competitive.
You don’t grow up in a family like mine and not become aggressive and a little hard headed.
I mean I was the third child and obviously, the saying is true…
“third times the charm.”
But really, being the third made me this way.
Well look at that, better yet, look at you.
You’ve made it. You’re still making it. And I know you will continue to make it.
You could say I’m biased because I am you, but sometimes convincing yourself of your accomplishments is the most difficult.
One thing I swore to myself that I would do when I came back home was to travel and do more things locally.
I also swore that I would walk more places instead of driving, like i did in Australia, but that definitely has not happened...
Every day I have subtle, little, reminders that life is so very precious.
A song on the radio or the bold, black smell of coffee.
That this life I’m living isn’t guaranteed.
And when I say guaranteed, it’s easy to imagine a death to make that word have...