What a beautiful day today!! It was sunny and and perfectly warm. I attended a funeral today and it was a beautiful celebration of life.
Normally, I'm not a fan of funerals at funeral homes, as they typically seem so dreary, but this one was just the opposite; very nice. It was serene and bright and all the attendees were there to support the family, as well as celebrate with them. They were all smiles. I'm so not surprised. This was the funeral of the husband of an old friend of mine. I had not seen her in a few years, but she was just as vibrant as ever before. She even delivered his eulogy and did a beautiful job.
One thing we typically do when we attend funerals is reflect. There were so many nice things said about this great man. See, he battled with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 11 years. Through many stays at hospice and nursing homes, he continued to live his life: ministering to others and being a great encouragement to all that sat in his presence. Even when he lost the ability to move his limbs, he did not complain and even when he was no longer able to speak, he would smile.
It's a great time to take inventory of your life, when you can celebrate the life of someone else. It can be a sad time, but it can also be a joyful one because you have more days on the earth. Days to live a good life and be an encouragement to someone else. A good question for all to think about...what will people say about you when you leave this earth? Will they exceed their two minute limit at the funeral going on and on about you, or will there be silence?
Get busy living and writing your story!! Smile at someone today. Say a prayer. Write an inspiring note and leave it where someone is sure to find it. Visit someone who lives alone. Call up someone you miss and tell them you miss them. Enjoy a meal with someone you don't know well or even someone you don't like. Get to know their story and let them be part of yours.
My wellness check in: My efforts must be paying off!! I was feeling so good today and I definitely showed it!! I believe you have to LOVE yourself to wellness, not hate and hurt yourself there. This dress is a size 22 and fits well now!! A couple of months ago I was in a 26!! In case you didn't know or couldn't tell, I'm REALLY enjoying and loving my life!! Hope you are too!! *MUAH*