Monday, July 16, 2007
I love the daily Healthy Reflections Spark People e-mail. Each one has been profound and has really gotten me to thinking about my life. I have always been a positive person and I am a big fan of Joel Osteen who promotes positivity. Joel says to leave the bad things in your past behind and focus on today and the future and bring good things into your life and that is what I try to do.
Today's Healthy Reflection was "Creating a positive environment through small acts." When I read that, I immediately thought about how I need to call my parents more often and e-mail my mother every day. My mother is not a communicative person, so it is tough to have a conversation with her. She is very nice; she just doesn't have a lot to say. I have been concerned about my parents getting older and not living near me. This one small thing could make a big difference! My parents tend to not tell me things, but if I call/e-mail more often, I will probably hear a little more about what is going on with them. I don't want to be nosy and I don't believe in interfering in their lives; I just want to know if they need anything and wouldn't ask.
I am so happy today about the big step that I took yesterday. When my sister died ten years ago, I put my keepsakes of her into a box and it became a symbol of my grief stored away in the closet. Yesterday, I opened up the box and took out all the unimportant things and threw them away. I am giving a few of her clothing items to the VVA and that makes me feel good. I am taking my pictures and keepsakes of her and creating a beautiful scrapbook. I have some gorgeous paper and embellishments for it. I have so many wedding pictures that I think I will make a separate wedding scrapbook album too. I am turning the sad box into happier scrapbook albums. Of course, it is sad that my sister is not here. But, after 10 years, I finally feel that I have accepted what happened and I am at peace about it...