Day 236: Celebration of Life

Today one of my blogging friends wrote about her mother’s celebration of life that is happening this weekend. Her beloved mom died this week and we all felt her pain. We also learned so much about the art of living and appreciating what you have, even in the darkest light, as her mom struggled and fought cancer and in the end peacefully and gracefully surrendered to her calling. This family rallied like no other, and came together to love one another and to support each other through the process, enjoying the gift of unexpected, unplanned time together with sisters and cousins, nieces and nephews, and being thankful for their wonderful mama.

Through their story and journey, I continue to learn and value living in the moment and accepting what is. We might think we have a plan, but really it’s not our own. What we have to do is continually be present, live in the moment while looking forward, loving ourselves and one another, and adapt to what comes our way, with grace.

Life is a mystery…and I’m going to keep on living it up…celebrating life every damn day!

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Three people shared this quote with me today at different times… And my daughter took the liberty to make this image my wallpaper on my iPad. It wasn’t my plan, but I guess I’ll accept it with grace.

Namaste… How are you celebrating today?

4 thoughts on “Day 236: Celebration of Life

  1. Beautiful as always my friend you are a gift!

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    adrianahartley posted: “Today one of my blogging friends wrote about her mother’s celebration of life that is happening this weekend. Her beloved mom died this week and we all felt her pain. We also learned so much about the art of living and appreciating what you have, even in “

  2. Yes…Enjoy EVERY moment you never know when it will be the last. Here we thought the last time we went to Twin Lakes was for my dad’s last trip, who knew it was Mike’s. xoxoxo

    • Cathy – I’m so sorry that your brother is in so much pain. I hear updates from my parents and know that your family is rallying behind Mike and staying with him and comforting him as best possible. My favorite memories of Mike are seeing how happy he was at Twin Lakes and how much he loved playing horse shoes and frisbee golf, hiking and waiting for the bears to come down! Wishing you peace, girlfriend! xoxo

      • Yup doing everything we can. He really does love Twin Lakes. You nailed it perfectly on your memories, and nothing has changed at all. Hope to see you at some point when you are back in the states again. It has been WAY too long

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