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DansSoulmate

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1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:56:27 PM »
On Sunday, 9/27/15, it will be the first anniversary of Dan?s death so I wanted to share my thoughts and reflections about the last year in a unique way..using the letters of his name.
 
D is for determination to fight through the pain and to find the strength to take on each day with as much confidence, courage and fearlessness as I can find
A is for adaptability to adjust my path in life and be open to new things recognizing that so much is beyond our control
N is for neutrality to stop participating in conflict and hateful behavior to begin to achieve a much more peaceful life
I is for innovation and flexibility to confront challenges and, most importantly, change head on
E is for endurance to continue the personal growth and development that occurs as we all inevitably evolve and transform into someone else who now has been through a very painful and devastating life experience
L is for love to share it, never take it for granted and to be grateful for it

It?s hard for me to believe it?s been a year since I started this awful journey, so much has changed.  But, by taking it one day at a time, trying my best to stay positive and keeping my head up, I am doing alright?not wonderful or awesome, just alright and that works for now.  As we all pass through these anniversaries/milestones, whether it be weeks, months or years, I wish everyone on this board positive thoughts, many blessings and peace as you travel along your own path. 

donswife

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 06:54:12 AM »
what a wonderful post and I also wish you peace on these especially rough days
on sunday I will take a moment and take a deep breath in/out and think of you and your Dan
take care 
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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 08:47:09 PM »
This is beautiful. Peace to you, sweetie.
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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widowat33

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 04:49:55 PM »
Thoughts are with you today!
Beautiful post.

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 06:42:57 PM »
Thinking of you today and wishing you peace.
You will forever be my always.

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 08:16:43 PM »
Also thinking of you and sending hugs and peace.

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 08:52:07 PM »
Thinking you today. Thank you for sharing your beautiful post.
On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good. - Unknown

Don't be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Re: 1 Year Remembrance By The Letters
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 09:48:09 PM »
I wish that I had seen this earlier, so that I could have told you sooner that you are in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing your reflections with us. So much of what you said resonated with me, especially what you included about determination and endurance. If I have learned nothing else on this journey, I have learned that it takes great determination just to get out of the bed some days. (((Hugs)))
"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

Thank you, my dearest Kenneth, for loving me and for giving me the best 13 years of my life.