I’m sorry for being so absent. Work just does me in and then on top of that life just keeps kicking my butt. I know excuses…excuses. Thanksgiving just passed by last Thursday and I want to write about gratitude.
We had a nice Thanksgiving for the most part. I burned a white candle and prayed for the wonderful heroes at Standing Rock. While we were safe and warm with family and friends, these heroes were miles from home, fighting the good fight. Many were away from family, freezing, and being injured and mistreated by our own police. I know most of you are already familiar with the events. It’s our water too, and it's so damn important.
Well that was heavy on my mind. I was grateful to have people to eat with, and a turkey to cook. My youngest spent most of the afternoon and evening on my couch, work sent her home early. I made her honey lemon tea and forced medicine down her throat. I let her get some much needed sleep. Well early in the evening, I learned via Facebook, that I lost another beautiful soul. Our husbands were cousins, but we became family. Turns out she was suffering from severe headaches.
With no warning, one of the most beautiful people I knew was gone. I had already lost someone the Sunday prior. My point to all this is to live your life from a grateful heart. People are so important. I’ve always heard the thought that “there are no guarantees for tomorrow”, but lately it’s become way too real. So my advice is to hold those you love closer. Enjoy more silly fun. Tell the people important to you that you love them. Enjoy the small moments…