Saturday, February 13th, 2021

This is one of my favorite readings from my book,  A Grateful Heart, which I’ve mentioned before. We like to have company for dinner, and I get to pick the grace, and it’s often the same people, but no one ever says, “ Patty, don’t you get tired of that one?”  ( Thank you, dear ones.) But I don’t get tired of it. I woke up this morning thinking of it, because we were getting ready to go to my cousin’s funeral. My cousin was only a year older than I, and that is going to be me one of these days! So I need to “inhabit my days” and make sure I am LIVING until “my heart becomes a wing!”

So…the Mass was beautiful. It seemed like the priest had known Kathy ( he didn’t), but this is not always the case at funerals, as you may have noticed. Even the burial at the gravesite was nice. We had now been together for over an hour, and tears had been shed, but we were getting more comfortable. We had come together for a sad occasion, but we were feeling better to be together.

Later, at the repast, we were sharing stories and laughing about the good times. It was so good to be with family. We don’t see each other often as it is, and with covid it’s been worse. Like many families, we see each other at weddings and funerals. Because of this, even funerals can be “fun!” That may sound terrible, but it’s good to gather with families and share our stories …and bond. We celebrate the life that has “changed” and gone to another place. We are happy that that person lived among us…until their heart became a wing.

May you inhabit all your days and risk your significance. May you go in Peace. Ciao for now….Patty ✌️?❤️?❤️

Joie de Vivre

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  1. This is beautiful. The silver lining of loss is the sharing in memories. I so enjoyed you and Jackie at the gathering. We will forever miss aunt Kathy but will celebrate all the memories she graced us with. Xx

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