A few weeks ago, I lost my Aunt...she passed away peacefully in her sleep. The last couple of weeks were draining on our family; finally, we are getting back to normal.
This little pearl came about in that week of coming together and reflecting on life:
About two weeks before my Aunt A. passed, she visited her sister (Aunt B.) for a week or so: from what I hear, they really enjoyed themselves. Aunt A. had been ill for a while, so this was a needed break from the norm...my Aunts went to the movies, had a mani/pedi and just relaxed (WHY didn't I go on this trip?!)
As my family came together preparing to say good-bye, Aunt B. fixed a nice size blueberry cobbler (she is the chef of the family, weather she likes it or not!) As my mother and two Aunts ate the cobbler, Aunt B. said "I fixed this cobbler when Aunt A. came to visit me...I had one serving, she ate the rest. She [Aunt A.] said it was so good she couldn't help it!" Aunt B. said she would fix her another cobbler when she visited again; sadly that didn't happen.
Thankfully, we all saw the positive in this: Aunt A. really enjoyed herself in her last weeks of life...(think of part one of "Eat, Pray, Love")
So, what's the lesson in this story: we (I) need to learn how to take a huge slice out of life and enjoy! Whatever your "cobbler" is...skydiving, traveling, or just enjoying yourself without worry or regret...do it!
Rest peacefully, Auntie!