Show love now

Life, what does it mean and do you take time for granted? I’d like to challenge each person reading this blog. Go and tell at least one person that you love them or express how you feel about them. My book,” Coping with the loss of a loved one” is about my life and love for my mother. She was not only mom but my best friend. I often expressed not only in words but in action how I felt. This is important that you express, in action, how you feel about someone special in your life because the truth is, someday and no one knows when they may not be here for you to express your love and affection. Show that you care now while you are able. We often hear people say,” tomorrow is not promised”. No, it isn’t, but let’s not take that phrase for granted as we often do.

I can say that I am now able to smile when I reflect on the memories of time spent with mom. I can smile because I did all that I could in showing her, not just telling her how much I loved and appreciated her. I am free from wondering if I could have done more. In my heart, I believe she was aware that I did all that I could.
Free your mind. If you have lost a loved one and you are plagued with constant thoughts of feeling that you could have and should have done more, stop the mental torture. Praise yourself for doing all that you could. Now is the time to take care of yourself and promote self-care.

Procrastination

This is the22nd  of January and I’ve been talking about writing a blog for over a year. One thing I’m a pro at is procrastination. Well, I’m finally tired of thinking of doing something almost every morning and never bring it into fruition. Today it stops, finally, my first blog. So much to write about. So much that I want to express but that will come in time. Today, I have a question for you..want has God called you to do or task to complete but you continuously put off until later, and later, and later? I challenge you as this new year begins, put into action whatever God is calling you to do and at least make one step. Make at least one attempt to carry out that task. My assigned task for this year 2020 is to lift up those who struggle with grief of losing a loved one, be it family member, friend, pet, etc. Whatever that loss may be, it can be a struggle to move on and accept the change that comes with living. It’s painful but you can bear it and I feel comfortable saying that it will get better..in time. I’ve had to learn that on my own. My intention is to post every two weeks or once a month..not sure as of yet but hang in there with me and spread the word. Be encouraged and know that God will bring you through. Now, I’m proud of myself for having completed this personal assignment. My hope/ prayer is that my words uplift and encourage.