A Neighborhood Man who was very young passed away a few weeks ago, he was 39 years old, and left behind a young son, and an adoring sister, brother in law, and dozens of nieces and nephews who loved him so much. And his parents who were so devoted to him. His disease was Colon Cancer which ultimately claimed his life, 2 days after his 39th Birthday and on the day of Thanksgiving, is when he passed away. No longer in pain. Set free, in heaven, he can now run, jump, play and breathe freely.
Not due only to this event, but, also to many others which continue to happen in my life. A lady who is very dear to me lost her Mother just a while ago, and last year has just lost her husband.
I've come up with ideas on how to live a life more fully.
Ways to be thankful...
Write Thankful or Grateful notes or Letters to those I love.
These can be emails, sympathy cards, or notes delivered by mail.
Make homemade treats, cards or gifts for friends or family going through hard times.
Express genuine signs of gratitude by saying- "Thank You," more often.
Learning to be more thankful for trials and hard tribulations dealt to me in life.
Try to give to charities which provide food and shelter, and basic necessities to those in need.
Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen or Homeless Shelter or Domestic Violence Shelter, not just once. Learn exactly how lucky I am, in the situation I live in presently.
Find the positive out of every conversation and situation.
Think more positively, be more positive.
Get a Massage and/or a Haircut.
Actually spend money to buy me new clothes which I love.
Spend time with my family; seeing the lights downtown at Temple Square.
Taking our Family to the Muppet Motab Christmas Concert with Santino Fontana.
Try to use kinder words when speaking to those I love.
Learn that forgiveness is for me, to feel freer, kinder, more full of life and charity for the person whom I forgive. And sometimes, that person is myself.
Friday, November 7, 2014
My son has been out of school for a few weeks, on one of our adventures we explored Temple Square. We visited the Visitor Center and walked around the Temple. We had lunch at the Nauvoo Cafe and we took Trax back to our car. This same day we visited the Free Clark Planetarium.
I have no idea! Look at his face!
I think he is pretending to be an Officer in the Army or a King Giving Orders.
This is one of my favorites of him from the temple. I took a few more and I found the crown outside the temple and returned it when we were done.
This and the Crown one by the Bench are my favorite.
We also let him play in City Creek's Dinosaur Play Place for about 35 minutes.
At an antique store yesterday a cute little Owl with eye troubles.
Silly Boy, playing with q tips last night
Pretending to be a Box Troll- playing with Boxes.
Total Alf Alfa Hair
Fun riding his bike earlier in the Fall
A note from my Grandmother who passed away seven years ago a few months after my Wedding.
Posted by Chelsea Merkley at 4:09 PM