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Friday, August 8, 2014

never take it for granted ...

[good morning]

on more than one occasion while walking the boardwalk with my family
one thought occurred to me
in one fashion or another: 

 never take this for granted. 


seize the moment - don't stop

[good night]

making my rounds on blogs I generally follow, I read where a fellow blogger lost her husband;
too young 
too soon 
not fair 
it sucks 

 and I hurt for her. 

The finality of every day hits home when you lose someone intimately close.   
 This is it.
And as someone is quoted as saying:  "this isn't a dress rehearsal". 

Nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one,
but with time you find your energy is directed more to appreciating all the good moments spent together and less about feeling cheated/lost/angry/overwhelmed/depressed and sad, 
and eventually you can breathe.

For my friend Aug - 
I hope the grip of hurt/pain/anger eases and you find happy memories that leave you smiling.
It will come with time
- something we are all in short supply of,
but the one and only thing that can heal.


  1. So sorry to hear about her husband. How sad. But thanks for the reminder to seize life. Sometime we need a little kick to appreciate what we have!

  2. It is sad to hear about the loss of a loved one, especially when that person is young. But you are right about seizing the moment, because we never know what life is going to throw our way.

  3. So sorry to hear of a tragic passing. And thank you for reminding me to focus on the positive, appreciating all we have. Because we have so much.....

  4. Yes, I know too well about appreciating the moments we had together and how quickly life changes. I remind myself of that everyday. I am so sorry to hear of Diane's husband passing. It is so difficult to lose the ones you love no matter when or the circumstances.

  5. I honestly have no idea what I would do, my heart breaks for your friend. It was a wonderful reminder for me to hug mine and to tell him I love him!! Your images are beautiful, I hope you are enjoying your time away!!

  6. My year long battle with Lyme Disease has changed the way I look at everything...and my heart is filled with gratitude for the blessings of each day. The photos on this post were perfect for your thoughts.