I fondly recall her reading bedtime stories to me as a child. I loved to look up into her eyes through her fancy 60’s cat eye glasses, not realizing until now what an effort it must have been to squeeze her 6 foot frame into bed with me and my cat. As you can tell by the photo, this did not leave much room for her.
- “when painting, clean as you go, then there’s not as much to do at the end”
- As she served dinner, “I made this especially for you!
- Have a light snack before you go to the party, you can’t be sure when the food comes or if you will like what is offered, that way you won’t have a problem with the wine”
- “No need for tears, they don’t help the situation”
- “When travelling and food is offered, take it, who knows when the offer comes again”
- “It’s always better to see it live, make the effort to get there”
- When dating, “it’s kinda nice to have a boy like you more than you like him, enjoy the attention”
She continues to be part of my present life, although I am now part of her ‘past life’, and for this I am grateful … so when I have those moments I need to be with her, I make a point of mindfully being with her. Regardless of whether someone is gone physically or not, you can mindfully be with them, allow yourself to think beyond the linear here and now.
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