This week has kicked my behind, even though I started it off with a beach trip...how is that possible? A lot is going on in the work world and I am feeling the weight of it right now. Although, one of the big bosses called me last night to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving. I was literally taken aback. It was so thoughtful and kind. I brought in food and a pie for the folks who have to work today, to thank them for giving up time with family and friends.
As we come up to Thanksgiving and everyone is talking about being with family and friends, I remember all the family and friends lost. It is a hard balance because I enjoy the people still here and I am SO THANKFUL for them and at the same time, it is hard not to feel that sense of longing for those who are already gone. Between now and January 8, my worst losses have occurred. Roby's birthday is tomorrow, my father died in December, Roby died in January, the day before my father's birthday. It's a tough time.
I'm doing some charity work this year in an effort to feel like I am creating something goodand worthwhile. Again, I don't intend to diminish what I have - it is just difficult not to look back.