Life


I heard that death makes us more reflective. I know this to be true. My mother passed away last month. I seem to be thinking about life differently. What’s really important? What do I want to accomplish? What’s the big picture? 

Author Norman Cousins said, “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

I must admit, I am cautious. I’m a planner. I like to get my ducks lined up, research every possibility before I make a move. At times I get caught up in the details and freeze. I want to take more risks, fear less and try new things. 

I have made progress over the years. I moved, started a business and got a Saint Bernard! All things that took courage and pushed me out of my comfort zone. The puppy pushed us into a zone that is filled with fur, slobber and extreme affection.

I am committed to keep changing , continue trying new things and live life to the fullest. We all have a purpose. We all have gifts. We are all here to learn, teach, share, help and experience life! 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. So sorry that you lost your Mom but this post is really inspiring. Thank you

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  2. Your mom is still around. She transitioned over to the spiritual world now. May you find peace and comfort. A big hug to you.

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  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    Very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. These difficult life events indeed get us looking at life differently.

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  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for writing such a thoughtful and thought-provoking post at a difficult time. As you say, “we are all here to learn, teach, share, help and experience life!”

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Sorry to read of your loss. It is a hard adjustment… after all, she was always somewhere there in the background every day of your life. I was young when my mother passed, and the hardest part was realizing there would never be another conversation. It’s been forty years now, and I still sometimes wonder what she’d have to say about things.

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  6. Libby says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost a friend this week and she was also my neighbor for 20 years. 😦 It most definitely makes you think about every aspect of life differently. We are all here for a purpose and you sound like you are doing wonderfully finding yours. ❀️

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    1. plankful says:

      Sorry to hear about your friend. It’s hard to get used to that special someone not being there in physical form. I believe they are still with us cheering us on and supporting us ❀️

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  7. Mary Addesa says:

    That was awesome Michelle thanks

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    1. plankful says:

      😊😊😊

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  8. Phil Sovdi says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Reflection can be a great ally, a time to regroup and refocus. It’s not that we weren’t on task before, but our intentionality can become greater. All the best as you process and learn.

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  9. Hammad Rais says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Life do test us in so many ways and I guess death is the ultimate one.

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