I’m told that when he was born he was not expected to live more than 10 years. He defied the odds and lived almost 60 years.
14 months ago he contracted Covid and died 11 days later. In the first few months after his death, I vacillated between anger and sadness. Overtime, I made efforts to focus on gratitude. Gratitude for the memories I have. Gratitude for the lessons he taught me. Gratitude for the love he gave. Gratitude for the years he was alive. Gratitude for all he gave to me.
I’m still sad and occasionally angry. But mostly I am grateful to have had a brother like him. Today is his birthday. I’ll celebrate by taking some time to bee grateful for his life.
Today’s challenge requires you to think about somebody who has passed on and do so with gratitude for all the gifts they left for you.