The origami bird Sam made and taped to Mom's coffin. She loved to watch the birds at her feeder.
Today I will . . .
Look into the eyes of all I see
I will talk back to my to-do list and live this day with intention not compulsion.
I will "Act out of passion, not fear."
I will be mindful of my and my family's loss and not resume life as normal. No matter how loud it yells.
May I never resume even a single day as normal. As Mom liked to say, "Normal is just a setting on your dryer."
This day is my life. And it is anything but normal.
May I receive, cherish and live this day well.
And do it all over again tomorrow.