“Walking Barefoot in the Grass.”
As many of you know, I lost my mother in July due to complications with her cancer treatment. I have never lost someone so close to me and of course it has been a difficult time. My mother and I had a great relationship that I hold so many memories of. As a life coach, I have helped clients overcome grief of a losing loved ones, not knowing this would soon happen to me. I know that grief is a powerful emotion. Fear, anger, and resentment are other emotions that come with grief, along with irrational decision-making.
I learned in a very short period that you find out who your true friends are during a time of crisis. At my mother’s funeral I got to see relatives and former neighbors I haven’t seen in over 15 years. I received several emails, and messages from people I have never met on Facebook offering their support. Several of these people have had similar experiences losing a loved one. This is something I hold very dear and I thank you all.
As we all know anything and everything can change at a blink of an eye. A couple of weeks before my mother’s passing, she had told me “last moment request” in case she did die. Kind of like the song “Live like you’re dying”. Thinking about everything we had talked about, I decided to make good on my word. I gave forgiveness and asked for forgiveness from various people. in an instant, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders. Live life as if it was your last week and you can truly feel what a blessing life is. If I could go back I would have spent more time with her….thanking her for being such a great mother.
So those reading this blog, I encourage you to speak to your parents, your siblings, friends and relatives. Find peace within yourself and within them. If this was your last day, how would you be remembered? How did you love? What legacy did you leave behind? We all live in a “Pocket of Time”….. so do something great with it!!! A flash, a blink of an eye and it could be all gone. Make a difference, help someone who really needs it. Do something nice for yourself. Find forgiveness for yourself and others. Be at peace with who you are. Love others as if it was your last week. Be patient and listen to others. Reach out and be heard. Go write your name in the sand and walk barefoot in the grass. Most of all…. Love. Love each other with all your heart. In the end, it’s all about love and happiness.
Thank you everyone for your support and kind words.