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Choose to Live Your Life in Abundance in the after--- after the spouse dies, after the marriage ends, after the kids leave. Join me on my journey of CHOOSING LIFE in my after. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live- Deut 30:19

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February 14, 2019

Flowers and A Life Lesson

For the past couple of weeks, I've had something in the back of my mind. I've been replaying all the wonderful things said about R when he passed away. I've been picturing all the plants and flowers sent as signs of love and support. He would have been so shocked as the kids and I were so shocked by all of it.

My huge take away the last few weeks has been---Why do we wait until the funeral to say the nice things about someone? Why do we wait until the funeral or other tragedy to tell someone we love them?

Isn't it too late at the funeral?

Then yesterday...I received these flowers in the mail with an incredibly sweet card. To my shock, they were from a young man whom I've known since he was a little boy and his loving wife. This young man is the son of one of my best friends and is also one of my son's best friends.

My thoughts from the past couple of weeks were lived out in this action. This couple acted on their feelings and didn't wait until a tragedy or a funeral. They wanted me to know how happy they are to see our family moving forward after our personal tragedy seven years ago. They love me. They love my family and want me to know.

My son is getting married in March. It's a busy time. It's a happy time. It's a bittersweet time. I was having an unusually rough day yesterday. The tears flowed. I haven't had a day like that in quite a while--- where I just couldn't shake it.

And then, the flowers came. A sweet gesture with more meaning for me than this sweet couple will ever know.

Today is Valentine's Day. Who do I need to send a text to or make a phone call to let them know how special they are to me? I don't want to wait until the funerals anymore!!

How about you? Is there someone you need to contact today?

These flowers are extraordinary on their own. They are from Blooms By Heinua. They last a year without being watered!!

February 06, 2019

Peak Of The Week!! 2-6-2019 A List of Things That Piqued My Interest This Week

Happy Peak Of The Week!!
 Here are some things that piqued my interest this week!!

I'm sharing this picture of my scarf because I had several thoughts about it while I was waiting on my flight at the airport when I met my mom and sister in NYC last week!

1st- A scarf is the greatest travel accessory- even if you are traveling in the summer!! Flights are usually freezing cold and a scarf really warms me up!!
2nd- I had to leave my house at 6:30 for my 10:35 flight out of ABQ! I live in the middle of nowhere--that is just my reality!! So of course, I had my coffee in the car with me, and of course, I spilled it down my front!! My scarf came to the rescue to hide my coffee stain!
3rd- I have a need to buy something from every place I visit. I'm working on this obsession, but I have started buying scarves on some trips! I bought this scarf in France several years ago. I love it. It goes with everything, and I paid about 10 euros for it!! I have great memories of that cute little shop that I bought it from too!! I think of that trip every time I wear it!!

5 Good Reasons To Go Outside Even When It's Freezing! - I knew all of these reasons already because I've experienced them in my own life, but it's nice to see them confirmed in this article. Moral-- Get yourself outside!! It can change your life!!

10 Things You Absolutely Must Give Up This Year To Be Healthier and Happier- I agree with all of these, and I'm working on all of them!!

Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard- I can so relate to this article. I've had a hard time finding friends in my new town. The number one thing is to keep doing the things that interest you. That is what I've done, and it has brought some really phenomenal women into my life!!

Are You Giving Yourself Good Counsel- In Grief- This is a video from GriefShare. I still get so much out of watching what they share. There are some really good points in this video!!