This message will be a little different from those in the past, but I hope you will get a little something out of it. I recently experienced a new challenge in my life: the loss of my older brother. When my parents died, I somewhat expected that it would someday happen, and although I was sad, I realized it was the circle of life. However, the loss of my brother was different. I guess I thought he would be on this earth forever and be there for me in his “Big Brother” role. Maybe I thought this because he was young, 73 years old, golfed every day, and minus the cancer was very active; active in his church, church choir, Kiwanis, school activities for his granddaughters and even as a sub for his wife’s bridge club.
Therefore, with his passing to a much better place, I began to look at my own daily health prospective. I would like to share a few tidbits or “words of wisdom” with you, my AAHAM friends, in hopes that they give you a daily uplift in your lives. Stay positive…
• Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come
• Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
• If you do not like where you are, move. You are not a tree.
• You cannot start the next chapter if you keep rereading the last.
• If it does not open, it is not your door.
• Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of whom you are and where you want to be.
• Sometimes you need to talk to a three-year old just so you can understand life again.
• Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters. Think about it.
• Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.
• You do not have to have it all figured out to move forward.
• Never stop believing because miracles happen every day.
Thank you for the cards, texts, calls, Facebook posts, donations, plants, flowers, thoughts, prayers, and kind words during this time. You are all very much appreciated.
RAISE THE LEVEL!
Yours in AAHAM,