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What a poignant “visual” reminder Autumn and her falling leaves have become to me…
a reminder that my life on this earth, as I now know it, will also come to an end
and I too will have to physically let go of all that I’ve held on to and been attached to.

And what will this look like for me?

Will it be an easy and peaceful release like it is for the leaves? Or will I tighten my grip and hold on with all intensity because I know I’m not ready to let go?

Currently I’m watching the latter being played out before me, in the life of another, and I now know with certainty that I never want to end my life in such a way.

So what do I need to do to be like the leaves?

First, I’m learning that I must truly learn how to live and live without regrets.

Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who has spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has put her observations down in a book titled The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – “An inspiring memoir that teaches us to apply the lessons learned by those nearing their death to our own life. Bronnie’s book shows us that it is possible, if you make conscious choices, to die with peace of mind.”

…and like the leaves
fall from the trees
without regret…

— J.

Happy Thanksgiving Day wishes to all…
“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
Todd Stocker

#quote
#life reflection
#Thanksgiving

Image: Pinterest

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To know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks.
Flannery O’Connor

Discovering myself and growing in my understanding of life
through the intricacies and complexities of the Enneagram.
Marinating in its wisdom
and finding much needed growth,
growth that I’ve been wanting and craving for, for so long.

— J.

#quote
# self-discovery

Image: missmoss.co.za

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“Some things just fill your heart without trying.” — Unknown

I miss my little dog.

I miss his quiet presence
gentle disposition
and steady friendship.

I miss his peaceful spirit
and undconditional love.

I miss my lil’ boy P so much.
— J.

#quote
#loss
Image: Pinterest

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photo Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
Irving Berlin
#quote

Grateful that I don’t have to be wearing a show-stopping Easter bonnet or be in any parade
to be the grandest version of me.
Happy Easter!
— J.

#self-reflection
#life reflection
Image: artlimited.net

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