I lost my Dad on Monday morning at 10am, he had a massive anuyurism and died within the hour. It is the hardest and sadest thing I have faced in my life so far. It was such a shock and I am devestated. Yet I feel stronger than I have felt in about
10 years. The sadness is a very warm kind of sadness filled with happy memories wrapping me up like a comforting blanket, I have had 25 good years with him, a lot of people don't get that. I finally feel that I will be able to move forward from depression and step back out of the dark, I feel an amazing inner peace. I am finally able to appreciate small things, like trees growing and birds singing. Life is such a fragile and wonderful gift that I don't want to waste any more time not enjoying it. I have realised the importance of friends and family and I am lucky in so so many ways and I don't always appreciate it! I send so much time worrying about
trivial things that I don't stop and think about
the great things I do have to be thankful for.
I just thought I would share this with you.....
"The Optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose."