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.