Yes, And ~ week 39

As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.

Finding the miracles has been harder for me lately. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.

Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.

YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you, here.

In case you haven’t already heard, Mom left this life a week ago today. You can read her full obituary here.  My family and I are burying her cremains (with Dad’s) tomorrow.  On October 8, which would have been my dad’s 96th birthday,  I’m hosting a High Tea celebration of Mom’s life.  So, wherever you are  that day, I invite you to raise a cuppa tea and send a shout out to Edna

Yes, i’m going to miss my mother’s earthly presence AND Edna Jackson Bearnes’ life was  very well-lived.

4 thoughts on “Yes, And ~ week 39

  1. Carry on Dear Sister, you know the way. And in response to what you said regarding your mother having lived a full life, it was you who made the ending gentle and comforting.

  2. Lisa, what a wonderful way to celebrate your mom’s life. I’m sure this was a difficult journey, but you were so thoughtful about everything that would make her time here joyful. Take some time for yourself..she’d want that for you! Love!

  3. Lisa, you made your Mom a real person to me. What wonderful love and care came to her from you. With love and sympathy.

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