People say I’m strong. I have to agree because I refuse to let troubles get me down or change me in any way. I try to remain positive, despite life’s ups and downs. I have used this quote many times since my daughter, Justine was killed in a car accident last year. It explains exactly how I feel. We can let our personal problems define us or can choose to move forward and use them to make us strong.
My sister has just lost her husband. Yesterday was the celebration of his life. It really was a celebration. Although there were many tears, we all turned our sorrow around and remembered Bob’s zest for life. His brother, Murray (who was my history teacher 43 years ago) encouraged everyone to live each day, rather than wishing it away. I’ve tried and will continue to do this. I feel it’s a way to honour those who have left us. They don’t want us to be sad for the rest of our lives. I know I don’t want my family and friends to be unhappy when I die.
Here is a song I like about being brave.