Hey Beautiful Souls,
Each year I write a letter to the year to sort of summerize what that year has held or taught me. This year as many of you may know whats my most difficult yet with the loss of my father. Here is my letter to the year (a practice I invite you to do as well)
- Our family finally had a gathering of a bunch of us in January, had we known that was truly our last chance to gather in that capacity that we would lose my father this year. Maybe we would have done things differently. But we did make it happen and we were able to get some really lovely pictures that are now even more priceless and precious.
- For other members of my family, myself included. There was healing in several ways. For some physical, others healing occurred in relationships or past issues.
- I created more paintings than I have in years. (Something I love doing, but rarely share outside of the family) I also created a few projects (including my prompted journal on writing your truth)
- After the loss of my dad, we did have support helping us out with issues that could have made this loss even more difficult.
- My hubby did the heart walk with me in memory of my dad.
- And while I drove my father crazy with my constant research and sodium check in’s (he had CHF among other issues) we had sweet moments, laughter and good discussions. Those moments that don’t seem to be that big of a deal at the time, but in reflection especially after the loss are what you treasure (and miss) the most.
- Cherish those you love, stop putting off connecting until you have __ figured out or cleaned up or… we have now. You think you have a lot longer to do just that, and maybe you do, but what if you didn’t? How would you respond then? Reach out, ask the questions, hold them a little longer, look them in the eyes and express your heart (in your way)
- Take care of your health, it’s the ultimate act of self-care, of love not just for you but for those you love.
- I am (we are, you are) stronger than I/you think.
- Be your own health advocate, be the advocate of those you love. Trust your gut, ask questions and don’t assume that the experts are always right for you and yours.
- Creativity is an amazing tool to teach you and support your healing journey.
- Don’t let your most important projects, dreams go undone because you are busy building up good stuff but not allowing space to do that great (deep soul connected stuff)
- Express what you want (in life and after) and organize important information.