My mom, "Miss Ruth," sought JOY in ALL circumstances; even the rough ones. My biggest takeaway from her life? She NEVER harbored bitterness against anyone or any circumstance; not even illness. Unforgiveness was NEVER an option. You simply cannot harbor negative feelings down deep, and smile like THAT. I pondered further and remember what someone once told me years ago: The life span of everyone is always listed with a start date and an end date; with a dash printed in between. My mom's was "March 7, 1931 - January 27, 2018." Personally, I've been giving that a LOT of thought. What are you doing with YOUR dash? #seekjoy #maketodaycount
And if you mom is still here, please let her know how much you love her. Tomorrow might be too late.