On January 15, 2016, I challenged myself to write about being grateful over 100 days.
The quickest way to be happy is to choose what you already have - Werner Erhard
This morning I woke up for the first time in my life without my mom. I am grateful to read all the status updates and pictures of her on my facebook newsfeed. Our journey together has changed but has not ended. Today, I start a new chapter in this journey.
It is a new beginning. My love for you, mama, has no ending.
I am thankful for the love and support of everyone near and far, family and friends who called me to check up on me.
My mind has been preoccupied with all the wonderful things mama means to me. It gives me joy to think about her and as I think about her, I can see her smiling and feel the last kiss she gave me.
Today and forever she fills my heart with love.
I am grateful to be alive and to see things in perspective. The most important thing for me to do is to be authentic. To show my emotions and to allow the process to take its course.
I am grateful to spent time with this beautiful angel. She is filled with joy and spreads happiness to everyone she meets. Seeing life through the eyes of a baby has its rewards like being present and appreciating what we have.
I am grateful that my family did their part to ensure that my mom had a respectful service on February 18th, 2016. I am thankful for the strength to be able to give the elegy without breaking down. Thank you to all the people who made this happen.
I am grateful to be home safe and sound. I came home thinking there would be at least 50 centimetres of snow on my sidewalk, but instead it was all cleared. Thank you to the person who was so thoughtful, I appreciated it. :)