Monday, June 4, 2012


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Untitled, a photo by cherithsky on Flickr.
The last couple of weeks, since my dad's passing, have been draining. Emotions are a roller coaster ranging from sadness to stunned disbelief and regret. People I instinctively thought would "be there" are caring but too busy and other individuals I never would have thought to be present are a support.
Small things soothe my heart: a purring feline nudging my hand in gratitude for his supper
a walk on a cool,rainy Saturday night and a tiny glimpse of a rainbow
a friend who actually took the time to sit down (in my currently very untidy apartment) and just talk
and listen
a heartfelt, homemade card
other friends who had me over for a simple lunch of grilled burgers, carrot sticks and chocolate
chip cookies.
These are the things that keep me going when I feel overwhelmed and all I really want to
do is curl up under my afghan and just stay there.
The small things, added up and over the days, help.
Be thankful for the tiny things in your life--they are usually there hiding in everyday moments
you are busy, or overwhelmed, to see.

1 comment:

  1. My sincere condolances on the loss of your Dad, Maggie...I will include you in my prayers and wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow...Love is an energy that never dies and in that way, your Dad will always be with you...I agree with your sentiment about the small things and have found that living in gratitude promotes happiness~almost as much as cats! (and your babies are beautiful)...J