I have a confession to make to you today. Although I share my life with you all pretty openly and honestly, in the hopes that if anything I have been through can help just one person, I do have bad days where I just feel straight up sorry for myself. I honestly try not to complain too much about the physical and deep-seeded emotional pain, that I suffer from my past, that truth be told most people don’t want to hear about, I find that I often still do.
But today as I see this quote, and think of my Dad and the suffering he went through over the past weeks, months, and even years, and the many friends who have lost their parents and even one who is watching the struggle with her own Mom as I type this. I am awakening to an even greater appreciation for living each moment as positively as I can and celebrate each moment for the GIFT that it is!
Today as I prepare to say my final goodbye to my dad, I hope he knows that although I often had to be the “bad cop parent” figure with him MANY times over the past few years when he would get out of hand or ornery above and beyond his normal, that I ALWAYS LOVED HIM! That I wish I hadn’t complained. That I wish I would have had more understanding and patience with him. But I can’t change the past. I can only pray that he understood, and that God will grant me more patience to deal with others in the future.
So as I say at the end of every post….
MAKE today GREAT!
Because although there may be some pain and suffering in today, the fact that you HAVE today as a gift from God is still reason to celebrate!
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