It just seems like yesterday when I was thinking of the progress I will make in 2015 and here we are in November, the second last month of the year!
Many of you will have celebrated Thanksgiving and even if you didn’t It got me thinking about ‘being thankful’. As you all may or will know I lost my gorgeous son Bruce to suicide in 2014 (sometimes it seems like yesterday). Since then not a day has gone by when my mind is filled with thoughts of him and the many questions – the what if’s, could I have done more? could I have prevented it? and lots more questions all of which are unanswered or unanswerable.
I then jog my mind into the present and think about things I am thankful for. The first relates to my son Bruce and although I would love him to be with me still, would love to hold him one more time, hear his voice, I know that he suffered mental anguish and I am thankful that he is no longer suffering and of course thankful that I have my memories.
I am thankful too that I have my other children, his wonderful sisters and brother, and their children who bring me great joy and keep me young.
I am thankful too that I have my health.
So I wanted to write this blog to ask you all to think about and if you want, write down and keep close all that you have to be thankful about.
So whether you celebrated Thanksgiving or not you should still be mindful of giving thanks. Let your family and friends know that you love them, remind them how blessed you are to have them in your life. I hope in some small way together we can spread the feeling of love and caring further than just our families.