60 YEARS AND 8 DAYS
If you have been following my blog from the beginning, you understand the purpose was to rid myself of negative thoughts and feelings about getting older. I did things I loved every day and appreciated each one with the intention of changing my attitude. I do believe it worked. However, I am left wondering if feeling grateful to be alive and to have the luxury of growing older is enough. I feel like there should be more or rather that I personally should do more.
In just the past couple of weeks, I learned about huge losses suffered by friends/family; one who lost a daughter of 45, another who lost her mother of 82 and yesterday, a friend who lost her niece of 16. A friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer is just starting her fight and another has been fighting lung cancer for 10 months. I guess the 60-day journey I took opened my eyes to how easy it is to forget that we are lucky to be here. You may prefer the word “blessed” but I don’t think I am more favored or special in any way. I think it is what it is and yes, I am grateful but I need more than an attitude of gratitude.
Onwards to making a difference…
My inspiration for today: Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice, and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. Marc Morial