I just looked up the last time I posted something here on Acorns On Glen and I can’t believe that it has been close to three months ago. A year ago, I was posting stories (sometimes almost daily) about my life here in Connecticut and now I am posting nothing. From cooking and gardening stories to absolutely nothing. I just haven’t felt like it. I just haven’t had the energy. You see, I lost my father on April 12. You may remember that I briefly wrote about it during the holidays. The days leading up to his leaving and all these days after have been some of the hardest of my 48 years. I think I have learned a lot about myself during these days of despair. I know that I have faith. I have never really been a religious man. Don’t get me wrong, I have always believed in a power bigger than me. I think it’s God, but whatever you want to call it is fine by me. But the belief that there is someone or something up there for me to talk to as well as someone or someplace up there for my father to go to has been very comforting to me over the last few months.
I have also discovered from the ‘most played’ feature on my iPad, that I have listened to the same group of songs over and over during the last few months. Songs of inspiration, understanding, hope and faith. The one I chose for today is the one that I listened to the most. Sometimes it made me think about myself and sometimes it made me think of my father and his battle against cancer. I’m just glad I found it.
I think my father left us in Spring so that there would be so much for us to do after he was gone. We’d get on with our lives in a quick manner because there would be gardens to plant, yards to be mowed and flowers to watch bloom. He wouldn’t want us to be sad for very long and he would want us to quickly get back to living our lives to the fullest without him, just like we did when he was here. So guess what? Like I’ve done for so many Fridays here on Acorns On Glen:
It is time for another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.