My little guy Jack .
He was 15 yo ( westie ) and headed to the Rainbow bridge last December .
We had a great journey together .
He was my soul dog .
Still so painful at times yet I know he will be waiting for me at the bridge .
It’s what keeps me going ♥️
All of it.
I try to live by the words
“Unless I have walked in someone’s shoes “ I can not fully understand.
I can offer empathy .
A small gesture but none the less ….
When I go to the grocery store to do my weekly shopping I stop for a moment & look around in wonder & gratitude of all the choices of food available to me .I celebrate this by picking up some type of food I have never eaten before .
Pure enjoyment to try something new !
I love this question ♥️
Staying open to expanding my mind to everything !
There is so much all around us it almost becomes overwhelming but in a good way …
Received my #2 vaccine today .
I am rejoicing !
Full of gratitude to science & the scientists !!
My first name is Jean ( Jeanie to family & friends ).
My mother was pregnant with me when her one and only sibling was a captain in the army & was killed in the Korean War . His first name was – Gene – and she said at the time
“ Boy or girl this baby will be named Gene .”
I also carry his last name as my middle name .
It has been an honor to carry his name ❤️
Today I offer continued support to myself.
I am working through the grief of losing my dog .
He was 15 yo and it was time but still so painful .
I can not “get around it “ but have to go thru it .
We had a great journey together and I know in time this pain will be replaced with happy memories .
RN here and I thank you for this .
I am cautioning people now that are under the assumption they can go to the hospital “ if I get sick” ….
There is a – critical – shortage of healthcare workers and there may not enough staff to care for you .
Some of my peers have been spit on when they tell a patient they have COVID .
That made me cry….
Take that veggie tray –
It will be appreciated.
Trust me . ❤️
Oh yes .
Balance – one of my favorite words …
I put my Westie pup down in December, he was 15 also & my soul dog . I am counting on him waiting for me at the rainbow bridge when I leave this planet . It’s what keeps me going …
Oh yes !
I have been a walker/ hiker too for years .
So appreciate my legs and feet !
I was lucky in my profession ( nurse )that I was able to wear athletic shoes in the work world all these years .
Saved my feet so I can still do those miles now !
Nurse here –
Laughing out loud @ your reply to today’s question ….!!
The word “should “ has not been in my vocabulary for a # of years now .
Someone once told me that “ should=guilt”.
For some reason –
That really stuck with me .
So glad you brought up skin / sunscreen ….
I recently became a poster child for using sunscreen after having a skin cancer lesion which was very close to my eye removed .
This involved sutures & a huge black eye that was swollen shut for a number of days . I am healing well but I will -never – again take for granted my skin and will slather on sunscreen ( ears included ! ) every time I am exposed to the sun .
“that someone loved so deeply that causes their incredible grief . “
“I feel fortunate that I don’t regret much “….
Me too .
It’s been a heck of a ride ( “ bullets” and all )
And I am grateful for all of it .
I wrote this down in my journal .
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