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Thursday, December 29, 2005

One day at a time......


As I was walking home from the grocers today; reflecting on 2005 and what a devastating year it has been with the death of JR on March 21, 2005....... I kept repeating to myself "one day at a time", "one day at a time", "one day at a time".

I've also been thinking of how, when I heard the news of the suicide last week of James Dungy, son of my favorite football coach Tony Dungy (formerly coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) coach of the Indianapolis Colts. After the initial shock upon hearing of James' death passed, my next thought was for Tony Dungy and how his deep religious faith would somehow help him get thru this tragedy.

I, on the other hand believe that death is final and therefore, continue to have a difficult time accepting JR's death. "One day at a time", "one day at a time", I kept repeating until suddenly, a beautiful butterfly flew past me and began dancing from branch to branch on a nearby bush. As I turned the corner going into my yard. I began to smile and somehow thought, this might just be a sign. A sign that somehow, things will be fine... Maybe soon.

Maybe in 2006!

5 comments:

nancy =) said...

what a lovely post, dondon...it left me feeling just a little bit more hopeful...

thanks so much for that...

and a happy 2006 to you...

~ n

Hypoxic said...

I think you have the right approach dondon with "one day at a time".

It's funny how the beauty and grace of the butterfly gives us some sense of peace and maybe even hope.

I wish you the very best for 2006 and hope you find the peace and happiness that you deserve.

ConnieJane said...

Know you have friends here who will support you in your healing.

Happy New Year, dear Don.

RED QUILT MAKER said...

This was just "right".

Thanks!

RQM

BostonPobble said...

Butterflies are good. Blessed Be.