g r a t i t u d e
I would like to express my gratitude to those who gave me comfort in a difficult time in my life right now. Whether it was a phone call, text message, DM, or follow up on my well-being, I appreciate it. For those who known my dog Willy, hearing your stories about him, or sharing your stories about your furry pup, it was all comforting for me. It really meant a lot.
I also want to give a big thank you to my sister. Her actions recently are a lesson to be learned. Although I already know this, it was her actions that reminded me about the human spirit of love and compassion. A couple weeks ago, my sister and I had an argument. It was to the point we left the conversation angry and we didn’t speak to each other. When she found out Willy’s health has worsened and we are putting him down, she was devastated. She didn’t text or call me to ask if I’m okay (because she knew I wasn’t). Instead, she dropped her anger towards me, called my other sisters, and they all gathered together with their families at my ma’s house with me there to comfort me and say goodbye to Willy. My sisters brought food and we were just telling each other memories we had with Willy. The argument I had with my sister was irrelevant that night. In fact, it’s even irrelevant now. We know the importance in life. Its love. You heal with love.
One of the important things about love and compassion that you have towards someone is to push anger, rage, sorrow aside and help the ones you love in need. Don’t be a bystander to someone who is struggling in pain. All grief needs to be acknowledged and heard. Yes, the person grieving will process everything that’s going on and will do the work from within to rebuild. But you also need a support system to go further. Like I said many moons ago, we can fly solo and soar many great heights. But in a long migration, you’ll need to be with a flock to support you and you support them. That being said, I like to say THANK YOU to those who have supported me recently.