It's been 12 years... almost to the moment as I write this... and yet, I can't seem to write on October 20th without wanting, in some way, to honor my father.
He said goodbye to those of us here on earth that day 12 years ago and life seemed forever changed. I think with the passing of any loved one, life is forever changed for those experiencing the lost. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love."
Yet, as I said on my personal Facebook page early today, "I do not grieve as a person who has no hope." And, that's one of the things that makes me so glad that I believe as I do. My father was very instrumental in teaching me about his beliefs and convictions. As a young adult, I made the personal choice to embrace them as my own.
What are your "sunrise thoughts" each day? Some days, if nothing other than what happened on that day in the past... Some days will start with feelings that could negatively affect the rest of your day. And, those days perhaps your "sunrise thoughts" will make you question what good the day could possibly hold. On those days take a big breath and:
Look upon your past with loving eyes, knowing that it will always play a part in your future. Then face forward & look toward TODAY and toward the FUTURE knowing that you have control over where you are headed now.
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