This week for me has been about family, close and extended, and focusing on what’s so important about them. At the beginning of the week, my dear aunt passed away, the same day I caught a plane to be with my daughter, who had surgery the next day. And as I am writing this (yes, later than my deadline), my niece is in the hospital, in labor, about to deliver her 2nd child. My mother and I spoke today about the spiritual significance of a week like this in our lives, and especially at this time of year. There is no coincidence. Family and the holidays, for us, fit.
I miss my aunt, one of the most witty, brilliant, loving people I have ever known, and I regret that I could not be at her service and at my daughter’s side at the same time, but my heart was there and I know my cousins realize that.
My daughter’s surgery went well, so now we wrestle with the healing and recovery process, trying to keep her on schedule for meds, water, eventually food, and fighting boredom when she’s awake. Keeping phones off or quiet in between naps, preparing ice packs and food (in the blender), running for more apple juice or vitamin water, these are the chores that fill my days this week, and into next week. But I absolutely love that I can, and am so grateful for the time available to provide this service and be with her.
Christmas will be slim, if existent at all. First, there isn’t much energy or time for the preparation. Second, she most likely won’t be able to partake, and third, since I don’t yet have enough work to cover my essentials, the means to do much about gifts are out of reach this week.
But while I watch her peacefully sleeping after a particularly rough night, none of that matters. I love this girl. I love her brother, my parents, my aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, all those souls that make up my family, and friends who have become as dear as these people to me. And THAT’s what the holidays are really about.
And while my heart is open, I want to express appreciation for the friendship of classmates, the guidance of coaches and staff, the tools and methods given me through the Master Key Master Mind Alliance class. My 2016 is already looking marvelous! I have great hope, promise, and strength to move forward – finally understanding what changes I want in order to meet my life’s purpose and to be truly happy. I have contracts for work in place and more in negotiation. I am already working on projects that are taking me down paths toward my true desires. And I better understand how building desire, love, courage and faith can take me where I need to go, anywhere I want to go – finally.
Thanks so much, Donna. I wanted more quality time with my children, put that in my DMP, and POOF!
It sounds like you have such wonderful family, which is a treasure. How wonderful to realize that time together and excitement over having a plan for the new year are both incredible Christmas gifts! Your daughter is so fortunate to have a mother able to come spend a few weeks caring for her.
I am sorry for the loss of your aunt but you can definitely tell that you carry on her spirit!
Very nice family focus. Sometimes our choices are not easy, but you and your family know that you made the right one. Keep up the amazing work!
Thanks so much for the encouragement, Cathy. I appreciate it.
Your calm does shine through, but so does gratitude in big bunches, the key to a soul stirring life, I am watching the movie Wild, she is one of our sisters a blonde with true grit.
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You have it Day. Beautiful post with lots of inspiration and love contained in it!
Thank you so much, Dave. What a great compliment!
Thank you for sharing your insight and journey. Strength truly comes from the test. You have inspired me to remember what is most important. Happy Christmas!!!
I hear love and optimism in what you write. Thank you!
Thanks for your feedback, Bill. I really am trying to live my life that way. It’s working!!
Day, what I felt reading your weeks events. Was a story of pure Love. When you share the Love as you do for others. Your desires are to be met in abundance. I am so proud to be in the journey with you, because you demonstrate your Love, You practice your Love, You share your Love, We are all better because of who you are. Christmas is a day, Love is eternal.
Thank you so very much for your kind comments. Love is indeed eternal. I appreciate your support, more than you know!
Mark E Cotter
You are like the Bulls in Scroll III charging and keeping on charging. Peace, Day, and best wishes and prayers to your family. Love hearing from you.
Your strength, and love, and service are unstoppable. Persistence is love!! Sending you loving and strength and healing!!
Thanks so much! I can actually feel the love coming from all the group. It’s miraculously uplifting! A Christmas miracle? 😉
Wow. You faced a difficult choice. You are inspiring. I found this by following the link in Bob Watkins post. Glad I did.
Thank you so much for your support. Glad I could offer something for you!
You are awesome, so glad that Bob put your post up
Thanks so much, Don. Nothing like support for a Christmas gift!
all of life in just one week.Sorrow love gratitude. Being with you in thoughts.
Thank you so much for your support! I can feel it.
I’m glad and very, very thankful Bob highlighted your post, Day, in his Week 12! I echo all words commending you for your persistent positivity! That you were able to write a post at all with your arms raised high on an emotional roller coaster few would willingly pay a plug nickel for admission, is a true testament to your #MKE spirit! I think one of your snowflakes just landed on my nose, Day. Probably thought I look a lot like Rudolph! 🙂
I’m glad and very thankful Bob highlighted your post, Day, in his Week 12! I echo all words commending you for your persistent positivity! That you were able to write a post at all with your arms raised high on an emotional roller coaster few would willingly pay a plug nickel for admission, is a true testament to your #MKE spirit! I think one of your snowflakes just landed on my nose, Day. Probably thought I look a lot like Rudolph! 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind support, Loren. I guess that’s what the Master Mind is all about. Happy to be sharing the journey with you!
What a significant week. I’m sorry about about the loss of your aunt from this world. I’m thankful to hear your daughter’s healing goes well.
I so appreciate your support, Jean. I can actually feel it. Thanks.
Thank you so much, Jean. So many people sending best wishes makes a difference, that’s for sure.
What a week you’ve had! Thanks for sharing about your family and sorry to hear about your Aunt.
Thank you so much, Bron. I appreciate the support.
You have a strong heart, and loving spirit.
Wow, thanks! Great words to add to my affirmations so I keep growing in that area.
I agree with Bruce, your writing betrays a calm confidence that echos your statement that “My 2016 is already looking marvelous!” What a stellar example of a leader under fire and unflinching persistence. Peace be Your Journey, you’re not alone 🙂
Thank you, Bob. Support is so welcome, especially this week. Your kind words really lift me higher.
I feel strength in your writing.
Thank you so much, Bruce.
I’m sorry to hear about your Aunt, Day. What a emotionally full week it’s been for you! And how appropriate your post is about family 🙂 You’re doing FANTASTIC and I’m so looking forward to talking with you soon.
As always, your support is a precious gift to me, Kare. Can’t wait for our next chat!