"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer
To everyone in the Spark community, you are truly the sparks helping Sasha and I through this transition. Thank you for your incredible compassion, generosity of spirit, and love.
I enter into this day with the intention to be grateful for all I have: my amazing daughter, amazing family, incredible friends (you are all included), and my health.
Speaking of my health...it's been a very very bumpy ride for a year now. There has been a lot of binging, a lot of self-loathing, a lot of shame for my unskillful ways of eating.
Thanksgiving for me is the perfect day to turn all of that around. I know that might sound odd to some, for it's generally a day when there is a lot of overeating of decadent foods. But I have chosen to retreat today. My daughter is off with my family and I have chosen to spend the day in reflection.
I have had about two months of large public gatherings honoring my late husband and I decided that for the next month I wanted calm, quiet time.
So I begin today, ready to nurture myself, ready to become whole again, ready to take the best care of myself that I can, so that I can then take excellent care of my Sasha.
May you all have a healthy, happy holiday. And thank you again for all of your support. It has and continues to mean so much to me.
We think we have to do something to be grateful for or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful when gratitude is a state of being.
I'm attaching some photos of her from a tribute concert held for my husband on Monday night at BB Kings.