Hello readers, sorry for my absence yesterday. A friend of mine had a devestating loss over the weekend and I wasn’t sure how I felt about posting this week. I won’t go into details to respect her privacy, but when a tragedy happens, all of the sudden so many things just seem not to matter, things like what outfit you put together or what you are having for dinner. However, I’ve unfortunately had to lose someone very close to me, and through that, and seeing others I care about have to deal with losing someone they love, what I do know is that we should take advantage of every opportunity to find happiness and joy in life for the time we have here, no matter how seemingly trivial some of those things are. Whether it is running, dancing, fishing, cooking, spending time with loved ones, etc. don’t miss out on an opportunity to do something that makes you smile. For me, a bright spot in each day is taking the time to do this blog. It isn’t just about the outfits or the recipes, it is about connecting with others who share my passions and being part of a supportive and fun community. So I’ve decided to resume regular posting tomorrow, because I feel a great way to honor those who have passed, is for those of us still here to keep on living life to the fullest.
I find this quote below to be particularly true after losing my best friend over 4 years ago. The sadness will never be completely gone, but I’ve learned to go on and find happiness in spite of it, it is what she would have wanted. I would never compare my loss to someone else’s, they each are different, but I hope someday my friend finds this to be true as well.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
– Vivian Greene
See you tomorrow.