Times have been difficult and dark for people these days. So many things happening on so many levels. Staying positive is very important. I feel that if you start being negative it can be a hole that you go down that is hard to get out of.
BUT NONE OF IT CAN BE IGNORED. The pandemic, doing everything different, every day rituals have completely changed. Living, death, dying. All changed. Our world seems filled with so much anger, hate, violence and inequalities. The media is on a mission to fill our brains non-stop with everything negative, not even being expected to report truthfully. They find it more important to fuel fires than to report facts. If something positive happens the media completely ignores those rays of good that we so desperately need at this time. Chipping away at all of us. Weakening us.
It’s as if everyone is in survival mode. All of these things weigh on every single person whether they want to believe it or not. And if this post seems to be run together….that’s kinda how I feel things are right now. That’s how I am feeling. There has not been a moment to take a breath before the next event comes crashing.
I will continue to try to find the positive and to make positive changes where I am able. Even if it’s as simple as smiling at someone. Small steps, small actions can change the negative frequency. You can create a bright spot for someone. Collectively we can create bright spots. We MUST create bright spots.
Yesterday someone created a bright spot for me. Actually, a few people did that. I received a card from a Sacred Embers client and in it was a check and in the memo line it said, “For your kindness”. That meant so very much to me. The words in the card would have brightened my day just as much as the check, but how sweet!! And throughout the day I had a couple people reach out to me to tell me that they are here for me if I need any kind of help. Those messages were great bright spots in my day. All literally priceless to me.
Let’s create bright spots while coming together. We must support one another. I don’t know what all the answers are but each of us needs to make an effort.
When someone you love dies, regardless of your age, regardless of who they are, chances are you have memories of them. Certain objects, smells, sounds, songs, people…they remind you of them. In part, that is them saying hi to you. Reminding you that they are still very close to you. They are now in another realm, but they are with you.
My Grandfather I am reminded of every time that I see the Narrows Bridge, every time that I go past Allenmore Hospital, or the sight of an old fancy cadillac.
My Grandma……………oh there are so many things. Sometimes my daughter will make a face and I know it is my Grandma. I have certain items that were hers or if I see a baklava or her beautiful peonies. When she died, I took these from her garden. This is actually the first year that they have been so beautiful.
My brother, David, so many things bring back memories. The smell of a cigar (he didn’t smoke them often), a good bottle of wine, a photo, certain words……..I know he is close and I know he visits.
When you have memories presented to you of your loved ones…….whether it’s a person or a pet, acknowledge them, revel in them, cherish them. They are some of the greatest parts of life. The things you cannot put a price on, those are the most valuable and priceless. When they say “It’s the little things”, that is so very true! See the beauty in these memories, shed some tears, it’s o.k. Find the light and love. Let it bring a smile to your face.