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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Today I Learned Procrastination is a Thief!

Once upon a time I went to a seminar and heard a wonderful speaker named Jewel Diamond Taylor. She said, “Procrastination is a Thief.”

She was right. I wasted the whole day missing my mother and procrastinating about writing and I didn’t do anything. As with anyone who experiences the grief of losing a parent. You know there are good days and bad days in dealing with grief. And sometimes we can take the procrastination thing to the extreme and do nothing but hold on to our grief and feel miserable.

“Grief is a spiral of feelings...It is not a straight line with a beginning and an ending. ……It is a collection of feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. They can overwhelm us, if we let it. But we don’t have to let it. We must take the step to heal. To move forward and we do this by working to heal the pain of loss and keep our treasure chest of memories of our loved one within our hearts.”

I will not say I have a fool-proof plan of action that is a cure all for grief. No I don’t. But I will say take one step at a time to reach the stage of acceptance that your loved one is physically gone so that you can move on.

“Healing is remembering, recollections, and reorganizing. “

Always have compassion for yourself and those around you. You will find your way again.

So thank you Jewel Diamond Taylor for reminding me that “Procrastination is a Thief.”

And thank you grief for reminding me of the love I will always carry in my heart for my mother.”

Today I have done my best to heal. Tomorrow is a new day and yes I will I attempt to do my best no matter what.

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