counting my blessings

I’m in awe of your bravery.
I’m re blogging this post, too because… lady, you’re doing exactly what you should be doing. And it’s hard and it sucks. But you’re still doing it.
All any of us can do in the face of tragedy is stand together and be grateful. Grateful for what was and is.
Thank you, Meredith.

I’ve been very unhappy lately and it’s been over a month—five weeks and two days exactly—since I’ve been able to experience true joy. Probably longer than that if I’m being honest. If you follow my blog, you’re aware that my boss of almost twenty years, who was also one of my dearest friends in the entire world, lost his battle with cancer last month. People keep asking if I’m “okay” and depending on your definition of “okay,” the answer is “yes.” I’m functioning. I get out of bed every day, work out, go to work, indulge in some social interaction, read, write, etc., but despite the outer appearance of hanging in there, I’m merely going through the motions. My friend’s death weighs on my mind almost constantly and I miss his presence in my life more than I can convey in writing. Throughout our years of friendship, whenever I would…

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