“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
~Queen Elizabeth II
Who knew the monarch who spent a lifetime saying little could offer such profound wisdom. As I write this on October 2, 2017, we have yet another day of national tragedies.
The tragedy of struggling to rebuild in hurricane ravished Puerto Rico. The horror of hundreds of people shot and almost 60 murdered in Vegas. VEGAS of all places!
To that add my personal loss of my favorite sister, Patty. To be fair, she was all of my sister’s favorite sister! Love is love and it is never equal. We love our loved ones differently because we are different with each of them. Everyone we interact with brings out a different you, and a different me. It sounds a bit convoluted but I am sure you understand exactly what I mean.
My Patty offered more than a glimpse into the dark side, and far too many trips on the wild side. She was my road dog, which is one of the things I missed the most after she had her heart attack two years ago. We could no longer just get in the car and go. We had many adventures and misadventures along the way and enjoyed all of them. She was also my most sensitive sister by far. Definitely more sensitive than I, she softened my blunt edges with grace and humor. My grief will go on, and soon, the joys will be remembered minus the pain.
With any death, I remember nothing is promised. We are no longer able to take for granted there will be a tomorrow, at least, not a tomorrow on this earthly plane.
Take advantage of each opportunity offered today. Every day we have the opportunity to make someone’s day better, or not. Our choice. We have the opportunity to improve our relationships, our health, our finances, or not. Cover yourself in prayers, meditations or light each and every day. There are sick people roaming our country, looking to inflict pain on others instead of just taking their own life.
We choose how and where we invest our time and energy. Choose wisely. The clock is ticking…
Stay safe and well until next month. Thanks for reading.
Michelle D. Smith Bio
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual warrior seeking to share awareness with many. She has a spiritual blog and a monthly relationship column on Black Refer.com. She is a 2015 alumnae of Listen To Your Mother Baltimore. Her work has been published in the anthology Mom For The Holidays. Under her company, Angels Here To Help, she published her first channeled work, My Life As A Mermaid as well as an angel calendar for 2017.
Relationships are the fabric of life. Using different niches allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.