Today is the first day of Summer and I can not tell you how much I have been looking forward to this day almost all this year! Today I am FINALLY heading off for some rest and relaxation time in Queensland. First a few days with my husband and our lovely friends on a boat off Hamilton Island – YEAH!!!! I’ve been so looking forward to this trip. I’ve had a swimsuit hanging on the back of my bedroom door for months, just as a reminder to myself that sunny skies await after a long challenging year. I’ve stared at the back of that door through many tough mornings, lots of drowsy afternoons and plenty of dark nights too. I kept telling myself “it gets better!” And it has. I’m still not at the 100% fit and ready place that I thought I’d be. My stomach is really stiff and uncomfortable, so I’ve started some gentle stretching exersizes that will hopefully help with bringing back my strength and flexibility. But the worst is over and it’s onwards in to the sunshine for me!
Then next weekend will be the two year anniversary of Martha leaving us, so I will be up in Noosa where she lived in her final ten years, to be with her friends, and walk her favourite and very beautiful beach, Sunshine Beach. Martha’s ashes were scattered there, and I’m taking the final portion of Lou’s ashes to scatter there too. Seems fitting to me, two sisters together, down here, and up there too! It will be really special and I’m honored to be carrying out these important rituals for me, for my family and for my precious sisters too.
So over the coming week I will by lying in the sun, swimming in the sea and sending good vibes out to the universe. One thing I have become present to in recent weeks is that when you leave this life, the only thing you can take with you are your memories. So it’s up to each of us to make them happy ones – and to make as many of them as possible for ourselves. It’s not always possible to BE happy every minute of every day, but overall, striving to be happy is a good goal. And then celebrating the hell out of every happy moment when we get there! Make the most of our circumstances, be our best selves, be kind to ourselves and to others and be happy. Because ….
With love from
(a very happy!)