Now silver linings was going to be more fun and upbeat and less deep but…. it’s not 😉
Life has thrown quite a few curve balls lately…. as it does. I was going to start this blog quite a while ago but life happens. I have moved house approximately 6 times in the last 6 years and I had to move again just a few months ago… life of a renter. A change is nice 😉
I had decided on the title “Silver Linings” a long time ago for one of my blog posts but just recently this has taken on a whole other level of searching for the silver lining in my days.
So as painful as it is to discuss, I just lost my Dad, suddenly… without any warning. I was on my way home from work, just like every other day, feeling tired and worn out and wanting to win the lottery (that I never buy a ticket in) and I get a call and he was gone. I am currently working 6 days a week in a job that is physically demanding and not glamorous at all, and lucky enough to work 1 day in a job that is slightly glamorous. I would work this way forever if I knew I could even just speak to my Dad again.
However, back to “Silver Linings”, I have always tried to see a positive in a negative but this life event became a silver linings challenge. I felt like the grief reached into my chest pulled out my heart and just squeezed it so hard that I felt like there is no joy or happiness left inside of me.
The challenge is…. to be grateful that I had my Dad as long as I did. The fun childhood, the love, the laughter and all of the memories that I received from my Dad.
I try everyday to look around and see the good. How lucky I am to live in Australia, to have four amazing healthy boys, food in my fridge, clothes on my back and the most awesome family and friends a girl could ask for. When it all comes down to it, nothing else matters.
So, the sudden loss of my Dad has reinforced the importance of finding a silver lining in your day. Saying “I love you” and meaning it, loving with your whole heart and living life with your whole soul.
My Dad always said “She’ll be right!” and almost every time it is.