For months I was in that pensive,reading, learning, quiet mode and now….I am not! Must be the change in seasons. Not only did my cat fall into fall yesterday, but I took a mini fall as well. Thankfully, it was only a little trip and I, like Roxy, was fine! From here on in, I think we will call it AUTUMN!
This has been one busy and interesting week. It is truly the roller coaster we call life. Celebration on Monday…funeral on Tuesday (which really ALWAYS should be a celebration of one’s life!) Aunt Pearl had a great life filled with friends, family and a lot of love. It was nice to be together with family, and remember her so fondly. The rabbi had many beautiful sentiments and there were a lot of lesson in his service. As he talked about a time to plant and a time to uproot, etc., I really wanted to sing (those that know me, know most things make me want to sing). I also laughed because my blog title, yesterday, was TURN TURN TURN. If you don’t get that connection, you are too young to know the song! On a serious note, though, his words about being able to dance again, smile again and find joy again, made me sad for those that just can’t seem to do that and are stuck in the misery of past experiences. One life…no dress rehearsals…we owe it not just to ourselves, but also to our loved ones to be happy and embrace each new day.
Today is more celebrating with a photographer meeting Charlotte for photos for the story they are planning to put in this Sunday’s Miami Herald. I hate speaking to reporters but this was ALL about Charlotte and SilverSneakers, so all good!
Tonight begins Rosh Hashana aka the Jewish New Year. For Mitch and I, life has changed an awful lot with family so far away, including our kids. While we have never really practiced our religion, we always enjoyed having family and friends over for holidays. Wishing our whole family a very happy new year! We will be happy to see all of our kids over the next week and half! YAY!!!!!!
My friend Shelli always says “friends are the family we choose for ourselves.”–or something close to that. Thank you Shelli and Al for inviting us to be with your family tonight. We appreciate and when I saw this comic I had to share….
Have a very happy hump day, and to all a sweet new year. May we all have peace in our hearts, in our homes and in the world! Much love……