Yep. You read that title right!
Please note that this blog post although updated was written in January of 2021, 3 months before my cancer diagnosis.
I am writing this blog post more for me so I can remember something that moved me deeply yesterday, but hey if you are here and want to read along, feel free.
So here it is……. Yesterday I was driving by a funeral home and saw the cars outside. It made me wonder, because of the time of day, if they were having a luncheon about that time. I started thinking about how I love little tea sandwiches. I always have. I can pass on the desserts but the little sandwiches I have a hard time saying No to :-).
My spouse also knows this and we have often talked about how there will be little sandwiches at my funeral. 🙂 I started to think about this and in one brief moment in time while pondering these little sandwiches, I had an epiphany!
Life will go on and it will happen quickly! I saw the people say goodbye to me, say some nice words, eat little sandwiches, sip on coffee and tea and enJOY some desserts and then hop in their cars and go back to work, to their homes, to their life. It will go on as it always does.
I may not be conveying what I feel here but that’s okay because I get it and I did mention this blog post was more for me to remember the moment from yesterday’s drive by the funeral home. 🙂
What do I take from this? The Gems!
. Here are the gems! (And sidenote I am rereading this on January 26, 2022, nearly 11 months after my Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis and I wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂
. I think these are all great! 🙂
. life is short so make the moments matter and the moments count
. forgive quickly and often
. look at everything and every experience as though it were both the first and last time you will feel that, experience that, or see that
. eat the chocolate! (and the little sammies off course) 🙂
. appreciate each and everyday for the gift that it is, our days are numbered and we all know it… it’s realizing it that matters most
. throw FEAR out the window and tell it you never want to see it again! Live fearlessly
and in JOY!
. be as much YOU as you can! Authentic, Real, Raw in all your imperfection which is perfect!
. be FREE…………….
Maggie Holbik.com is lover of life who believes that death can teach us a lot about life and that the circle of life is precious and sacred and is denied to many… she is passionate about helping people to find the JOY in their life and to see the beauty all around that is waiting for eyes to witness it and hearts to appreciate it.