I have lost so many near and dear family members due to Covid. It has left me broken. I never knew that losing someone so close to me would cause so much heartache. I've lost family before, but when I lost my Dad it was a pain I still cannot describe. And just a few days ago I lost my aunt, who in every sense of the word was like a mother to us. She was always there, dependable. Her infectious laugh will forever be missed. RIP Jen Jen.
Not too long ago, a colleague told me that she loves my spirit. I told her that I'm trying my best and she told me, keep trying , it will hopefully rub off on the rest.
How do I stay positive when I'm surrounded by so much sadness?. I'm not going to lie to you, its not easy. It all depends on the choice you make everyday. I choose to show up as my best self everyday. Some days are easier than others. When I feel sad and down, missing them the most, I can choose to dwell in my sadness the entire day, or I can choose to focus on the good times I had with them. I usually try to remember the time we had the best laughs. That's when my focus shifts, a smile appears on my face and I start to feel better.
Your choices will reflect in your actions. Choose wisely, choose love every time. Balance all areas of your life and be 100% intentional with your time.