It has been a long, cold December, filled with many joyful moments and a few sad ones.
I will be attending the memorial of a friend, in a couple days, who was only in his 50's. I'm sad for his entire family, but especially for his mother. It never seems right for a child to pass before a parent. Other friends said goodbye to their mother just recently, and I understand that loss as well. While we may have peace, it's still so hard to say farewell to people we love.
In a year filled with the of the loss of so many, celebrities as well as personal, today's news still came as a shock. Carrie Fisher, gone much too soon. I was such a fan, beginning with Star Wars, but my favorite role of hers was as Marie, Sally's friend, in When Harry Met Sally. I watched a couple interviews about her newest book, just within the past few weeks. I'm sure many fans around the world are grieving her loss, but a light like hers can never be dimmed. Heaven is a brighter place today, with all the beautiful souls who have left us this year.
All of this has increased my appreciation for each day I've been given. My only resolution for the New Year is to enjoy the moments, big and little, while I'm still able to! Wishing each of you Peace and Joy!
© 27DEC2016 ajj