The Power of Joyful Memories …

It’s approaching a week since my brother passed away.  Many kind and supportive contacts by friends and others have been gifted me, and each has felt healing.  As many know, with the passing of a loved one many feelings emerge and linger, at least this is my past experience.  But among all the feelings I might experience under my current loss, the memories of my day in June spent together with my brother watching old movies continues to be prevalent.

Why?  Is it because of the joy it brought me in those moments in June … moments of deep felt pleasure especially since over the past many years our shared/joyful time had been little?  I sense that the power of joyful feelings … even in times of extraordinary sadness and potentially immense sad feelings of loss and missed opportunities … prevail as the most powerful and resilient.

A strong meaningful lesson for me to acknowledge and apply to many losses over my lifetime’s journey, and to recall each day of life.  A lesson saying to me …

Seek out the joy …

Take it in fully and deeply …

Carry it with you always …

 

A brother’s gift to his “bro” …

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