This was an eye opener for me. I’m not even sure if I would even think to list myself! Coffee would take precedence over me. I’d list friends and family, because to love oneself would be too selfish. And yet, if you don’t know how to give yourself love, how can you truly give it to others?
What a great point. I know I spend most of my time in search of the right time. Once I get through this tough moment, once the grief ends, once the responsibility ends, once…, I can focus on living life again. I’m the process, I waste time in waiting and miss out on the change(growth) that awaits on the other side of the grief, responsibility or the hardship du jour. And, I lose moments of being with whomever I’m grieving or am responsible for.
Here’s to living the fullness of real life.
We lost a good friend recently to a motorcycle accident and in honor of his tattoo sleeves collectively wore this phrase. The phrase is his wife’s, however. That he’s gone is by no means okay. But her strength in facing the tragedy, the way she remained grounded through the tears was and still is inspiring. If she can find the strength amidst her tragic loss, so can we through hardships.
IT’S GONNA BE OKAY.
Rest in peace Hal.