Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Just think last week this time, Whitney Houston was a 48-year old woman getting ready for one of the biggest events of the music world. She was planning to attend the Grammys and some of the parties that are held for this event. Just one week later, Whitney Houston is gone and her family is preparing for her homegoing service. Wow, when I really pause and think about this, it’s humbling and eye-opening all at the same time. How differently would Whitney have lived her life this past week if she had known it would be her last? So I am forced to ask myself this exact same question, what would I be doing my last week on Earth? While I sincerely hope that this isn’t my last week here, we never know and so I am accepting that some things just don’t matter in the long run. So I release myself from the meaningless worries of today in an effort to make the most of my remaining days here on this Earth.
Goodbye to feeling guilty about the amount of time I’m not spending with my son and Hello to making the most of the time we do spend together
Goodbye to being mad that you didn’t call or that you don’t want to hang out or that you don’t want to be in a relationship (right now) and Hello to today and this moment and my love for life and God and family and friends
Goodbye to feeling like I have to answer the phone and respond to every text and email I receive and Hello to getting back to you if and when I have time
Goodbye to worrying about this pouch and Hello to accepting that I might never have a flat-stomach and being happy that I have enough food to eat on a daily basis
Goodbye to my old view on life and Hello to embracing the hard fact that tomorrow isn’t promised so that my today will be, without a doubt one of the best days of my life
In closing, I hope that as you reflect on death that you are encouraged to live your life in a constant state of thanksgiving and joy and most importantly with as few regrets as possible.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Since it’s February, I decided that I wanted to write a post about love lost and found. When I was told that I needed someone like you last summer, I just shook my head in total disagreement. I can still remember saying I’m fine with what I’ve got. Well, how wrong I was. I so needed someone just like you to enter my life and change my world forever. We have spent so much time together in the past few months that I feel like you know what I’m thinking even before I tell you. Sometimes I feel like the girl from Jerry Maguire because I just want to tell you that you complete me. Before you, I wasn’t half the woman I am now. Now that we’re together, I feel cool, confident, and so composed. You really make my life so much easier. I should have known that things were too good to be true. We were cruising along and then you got sick. Oh my goodness, I had no idea how much I would miss your presence. I miss you laying beside me and waking up to the sound of your voice. I miss the way you feel and the way you make me laugh. I am praying that you will get well soon and that we can resume this wonderful love thang we got going on. Good-bye my love and I’m counting down the days until we are reunited. Who is this awesome lover?….it’s my Samsung Fascinate smartphone!!!!