Did your mother or father ever tell you to “stop and take time to smell the flowers?” Life gets complicated in so many ways and sometimes we forget to stop and be grateful for the things that are going right or things we have in life. My grandmother used to always tell me “Rachelle life is too short to focus on what’s going wrong, make sure to take time out and be grateful for what you have and what’s going right.” Life has been and is still quite complicated at the moment for me, as I’m working my way through the grief process of losing my grandmother (yesterday was two months that she’s been gone).
A week after my grandmother’s funeral in Southern California, I went back home to San Francisco to spend time with friends and recharge. I hit the ground running having dinner with friends in San Jose, brunch at the Ferry Building with local blogger extraordinaire The Dapper Diner, and worked as an official blogger for the Gluten-Free & Allergen Free Expo. On my last day in San Francisco, I took time out to spend the day with my good friend Michelle. We decided to spend Sunday afternoon at the San Francisco Zoo. I love the San Francisco Zoo (aside from the animals in captivity party), and clicked this photo remembering my grandmother telling me to slow down and enjoy my surroundings.
Funny life should have it as I was riding into work yesterday, I was listening to KUT Radio and they were interviewing a gentleman who’d lost his child recently. He started talking about how we’re all made up of energy essentially and that this energy/matter never really goes away, it just transforms. This helped ease his grief process, as looking at it this way his child would always be with him in some form. It touched my heart and for as crazy as it may sound to some, I get it.
Life has a funny way of giving you just what you need at just the right time – Glad I was listening to KUT yesterday morning!