My life came to an abrupt halt when my husband died in 2014. You go through the motions and you meet your responsibilities and the days roll by. I made myself adjust to the lack of "the light of my life" burning bright and pushed forward back into a life. We all go through similar situations and make our adjustments in our own way. The challenge isn't getting up each day or making a meal for one. The challenge is knowing your life you came to love and enjoy more than anything will never be the same. The challenge is allowing yourself to be happy and enjoy life without feeling guilty that you are happy, sort of.
As the holidays approach, renewed traditions and perspective appear and a new comfort arrives. THAT
comfort is not without the memories of times past but are enhanced by those past memories. They made me a better person. They are savored, cherished and longed for at key times. What is important is that the "savoring and cherishing" needs to be in the here and now. My wish for all of my "old" friends here is to look beyond the day you are experiencing, raise the veil and see beyond it... see the best times, the most beloved ones in your life and share those feelings ... now. I'm getting there and this Thanksgiving brings much gratitude for friends and family and of course my cats!
I wish you many blessings and to give thought to the meaning to giving thanks.
Journal Skin by: KatitziArt