Don't let the sun go down without
saying thank you to someone, and without
admitting to yourself that absolutely
no one gets this far alone...
A new week is here again. The days are going by so
very fast, and that means that our time here in Puerto Rico is
coming to an end. Not right away, but it's happening. We love
it here, but we also have a beautiful home in Fort Lauderdale.
It’s easy to complain about how chaotic the world is and how
people can be so evil towards one another, but complaining
without action just doesn’t change anything. If we start to be
thankful for everything we have, instead of what we do not
have, we’ll start to appreciate our life on this earth more.
I try to always focus on the good in people. I know
in life that there is "bad" all around us, but I
also know that there is more good as well.
There are days when I feel like nothing is going right,
I feel as if the burden of the world is on my shoulders,
but then I think of my mom. A woman who has
gone through more than most, yet has never in
her life complained about anything. Never.
If there is anyone who I can learn from, it is her.
My mom lives in CONSTANT pain, and I don't
mean pain like what you and I have.
She endures it without ever complaining. She never
has a day "off" from pain, yet she's always there to offer
us advise, unconditional love and to listen to us. My
mom never judges, she listens even when sometimes
she disagrees with us. She listens. My mom is
the definition of kindness and compassion.
I feel a little sad today. I would have loved to be there
with my parents right now. I am also feeling sad because,
my thoughts are with Brutus, who died too soon. Soon it will
be five years without him. I miss him so much right now,
but life goes on, and in my heart there stirs a quiet pain.
We all have someone we miss. I am not unique in that. As we
all know some days are more difficult that others, but most
days are good days. Today is one of those not "good" days.
Sniff on the other hand is patiently counting down
the days until Halloween. Then he can rest again.
I miss you in ways that not
even words can understand...