Wednesday, September 29, 2010


So as you know if you’ve been reading my blog the kids Grandpa is gravely ill.
We were told to say goodbye Sunday and it’s now Thursday... so it’s confusing and really making it harder for all the children and its extremely hard for his wife.... he has been suffering with Alzheimer’s also so that’s just an added problem.
To see her there last night though telling him she’s there and asking him for a kiss while he is unconscious and there is no response absolutely broke my heart. They have been married for 65 years and whilst he has been in a nursing home for the good part of the last year, she see him every day and still chats to him about all of life’s events..... I began to think of my own life and what I would do if the people I share my news, my joys and my disappointments with was taken away.... and it really hit home even harder.
I have lived for while now with the for today... probably ever since I realised (due to my nephew’s illness) that life is not necessarily guaranteed to be for a long time.
I wanted to remind you all to Live every day to its fullest, Thast what he did, just look at him joining in at the kids parties..he didn't care who was watching!.....enjoy the fact that you woke up this morning....hug your kids, your parents your friends, don’t ever go to bed angry, and unless what’s upsetting you will cause a death....suck it up and move on.
Always try to find a way to make things a positive ...there is always someone worse off than you and as many of us have learnt along the way what does not kill us will make us stronger.

This was written by Crystal Boyd (1998) and I really thought it hit on what I was trying to express

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time ... and remember that time waits for no one...
So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy...

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Thought for the day:
Live like there’s no tomorrow,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

An old Irish proverb...

By the way at Zumba the other night .,.I certainly danced like no-one was watching!!

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