Today, I am thankful to be alive. Today, I am thankful for so many friends and family whom I dearly love. Today, I am thankful for my wonderful boyfriend who fills my life with not only adventure, but so much laughter and joy. Today, I am thankful that mom is preparing a mostly gluten-free dinner and what isn’t gluten-free, I’ve been able to afford to prepare myself.
Today, I know there will be empty seats at the dinner table. Some have been empty for a long while, while others are newly empty. Some seats have been empty for a year or two, but the loss is still fresh. Today, I will remember those who used to be here and I will bow my head and remember their joyful memories.
Today, I will work on my memoir and I will also take photos to capture the memories made today with loved ones. I will revel in my creative abilities and cherish what I have in the present moment.
Have a peaceful and safe holiday weekend.