Grief, Gratitude, Optismism and the Gift of Life

The summer of 2015 has been traumatic at times, sad, happy, and eye opening.  I haven’t taken the time to peruse all that has occurred this summer.  I want to go over these ideas with you in hopes it will jar/help you into personal action for the life you want to live.  Now, as tomorrow is not promised.  This is the hardest lesson from this summer.

I am thrilled to say, this summer, my second knee replacement was a tremendous success.  I love having two knees that do not hurt.  I haven’t take an tylenol in weeks and for that I am grateful.  During my recooperation, I was able to spend time with a dear friend who entered hospice.  I was able to visit her as she was housebound.  I talked to her daily on the phone and she was always messenging me.  She was full of plans and the desire to plan her future for when she would get well.  She thought she would be this last round of cancer.  She did not get well.

I began to search for inspiration and a way out of how I was feeling.  Another new, and now dear friend came to visit.  She brought information about the Rhonda Bryne books that I had never listened to.  It’s called The Secret, which is very agnostic in approach.  I can take some of it and want to puke at other parts, jus joking.  It was very hippieville at times.

But the second book was The Magic and was about doing a grateful list for 28 days.  The last book was Hero which is about 12 people in real life who put the information to work and changed their lives.  I have done the same thing.  I am full of optimism, plans for my future, and grateful for the awareness of my own tendencies, the good and the bad.

In a nutshell, if you are in a mood of depression, or uneasiness, or just want to not have the anxiety going on in your life.  It is a blue moon and that brings anxiety to all of us as our bodies are so much water, we are effected by the tides as we are water.  Make a grateful list.  Pray or meditate on those you dislike.  Take the person you dislike most and find something you have in common.  Only wish them well.  This will work if you apply yourself.  Envision your future as you want to see it.  Think about what you will be doing.  See it in your mind.

I have now incurred another sadness of someone passing.  12 years old.  The child of an acquaintance.  I cannot wrap my mind around that kind of grief.  He had to explain to his 7 year old that she is just at another address for awhile, until they all can meetup again.  It is horrible.  Yet, I am happy this summer in spite of all of this sadness because I have chosen to be happy.  To love, to share my life with others as best I can.  To only think well of everyone and myself.  Thinking well of myself is often harder than thinking well of you.  I do not say this tritely, you don’t just get over the passing of your child.  If this were my child or family member, I doubt I could be happy for a very long time.  I am sharing life with them.

So, grief will come and pass, gratitude is a daily list, and a choice.  Optismism is the way I want to live and, the gift of my life is one I have no control over.  I hope I wake up everyday and live it to the fullest as I am tuned into the fact, it is not guaranteed.  Death waits for no one and will visit us all at some point in time.

What do you need to work on?  I wish for us all, to get a grip on what we are angry about, what we can change and the wisdom to know when to just go ok, and move on.  Post comments if you like.  I always love hearing from you.  If and when it is my time to return to the spirit world, know that I lived well and I loved all of you without reservation.  I am truly happy this year with the way my life is going.  I found a lifestyle that has given me back my health and allows me to really partake of the good things that had be shelved for so many years.  Ok, some with reservation, but I will always have something to work on.  I don’t want to be perfect because I like the changes the universe brings to me.  I don’t have to know everything just now, just be willing to keep learning, living and being grateful.

Have a great day today and I hope we are all here tomorrow.  Hugs!!


2 thoughts on “Grief, Gratitude, Optismism and the Gift of Life

  1. this was awesome, Kay, a lot to chew on. it is so hard to focus on these things when you feel you are in a maelstrum, sp? But I see the changes with you ,even far away. Thanks for sharing


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