The beginning of November is especially dedicated for remembering loved ones that have gone ahead of us. We visit their graves, bring flowers, light candles, offer them food and prayers.
And we gather ’round with our remaining relatives (and hopefully the family keeps on growing!) to reminisce, and to make new memories.
Today, the 4th of 30 Days of Thankful, I am grateful for having experienced loss.
It’s from having lost people that I love and who have meant so much to me that I have gained a deeper appreciation for those family and friends who still live. And observing All Souls Day is a yearly reminder to take every opportunity to show our living family how much we love and appreciate them. To not waste time, and to recognise the value of each day as the gift that it truly is.