Daily Declaration (Trifextra)

 

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It’s been a very long December. Maybe you’ve been wondering where I was.

If you haven’t heard yet, my baby brother Ben passed away suddenly on Dec 10th (he had been on life support after a massive heart attack on Dec 6th but we were waiting to donate his organs).

I haven’t been writing or thinking lately.

Just breathing.

In and out.

We celebrated Christmas this year in a bittersweet way, taking time to reflect and reminisce, hurt and begin our individual healing.

One of my gifts was a bracelet from my niece that took my breath away with it’s symbolism and message.

“Love this life.”

So simple.

Be present.

Be yourself.

Love this incredible life you’ve been given.

 

That’s my resolution this year, to be grateful, each and every day, for the life I am living.

 

(I am ever so grateful for all the love, care and support I’ve being given from every corner of the world. I am overwhelmed and comforted by all of it. I am loved and by extension the memory of my brother is one of love. THANK YOU so much for that)

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Trifecta 

Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice.  We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  Make it count; we’ll be checking back in come 2015. – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/12/trifextra-week-ninety-nine.html#sthash.rajh8XAe.dpuf

Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice.  We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  Make it count;  we’ll be checking in come 2015. –

Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice.  We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  Make it count; we’ll be checking back in come 2015. – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/12/trifextra-week-ninety-nine.html#sthash.rajh8XAe.dpuf

 

We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  Make it count; we’ll be checking back in come 2015. – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/12/trifextra-week-ninety-nine.html#sthash.rajh8XAe.dpuf

 

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Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.

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  1. That is all we can do, live and love to the best of our abilities.
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  2. Oh I’m so sorry for your loss… and such a good resolution for the next year.

    Extra wishes for a happy new year…
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  3. much, much love to you. xoxo
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  4. Love this Life.
    xoxo
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  5. Kir,

    2013 has certainly had a tough, testing end for you and yours. Here’s hoping 2014 holds happier times.

    Take Care,

    PaulC.
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  6. what a sweet gift from your niece. <3
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  7. I am sending you a hug today, my friend. It’s not much, but it’s all I have.
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  8. Sorry for your loss, dear Kir. Many hugs – hope 2014 is better and brighter. Great line to live by.

  9. You are so right, sweet Kir. So much of what we worry about, or think is important isn’t. Time is precious, and time is short. We need to make it count. Hugs, dear girl:)
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  10. So true to your gentle spirit, Kir. Happy New Year :)))
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  11. I’ve never met you, of course, but this resolution seems so “you”! And it’s a perfect message to take away from the loss of your brother. This year has ended up to be a difficult one, but I wish you a happier 2014.
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  12. What a brilliantly apt resolution and daily declaration. I love that you have it to wear on your wrist as well. Sending so much love your way, dear one, along with a giant hug. Your words will be there for you when you are ready. oxox.
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  13. So Sorry for your loss , but yes love this life and am gonna love it fully!
    thank you for those beautiful words :)
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  14. One breath. One step. One day.
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  15. A most excellent resolution, Kir. I’m with you on that one. {()}
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  16. A great resolution. We need to remember this life is the only one we’ve got so we need to live it well.
    Have a Happy New Year Kir.
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  17. I knew clicking on this post would bring tears to my eyes and reopen my heart to the pain I knew you were facing. I can only imagine what 2014 hold for you. I am certain it will be quite a journey filled with highs and lows but most of all exactly what your resolution is Love This Life and redefining what that means to you even with such a loss. I have so many more words but all them have already been said to you already XOXOXOXO
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  18. This is gorgeous. Praying for you and yours. De.

  19. A lovely resolution that seems even more poignant in light of your loss. So sorry…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sometimes all you can do is breathe in and out after such a loss.
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  20. Those are 3 good words, Kir.
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  21. Your spirit is so kind and selfless, Kir. I am in awe of your optimism and love.

    I wish you all the best for the new year, my dear friend. <3
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  22. Cobbie's World says:

    A more meaningful resolution, I can’t imagine. Sorry it is forged from the fires of personal tragedy. I hope 2014 is as happy and fulfilling and enriching for you as possible. <3 Tom

  23. I am so very sorry for your loss. Loving life and being grateful for every glorious moment is a perfect way to honor your brother. May 2014 bring you much love and peace.
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  24. I used to think everyone loved their life..until i lost that love and gained it back…

    Kinda scary driving down the road now..knowing there are other people like that…

    But i don’t think about that..anymore..as scary is not a way for that….
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  25. How perfect. I love this. It sums up everything all at once in three small words. Something so big, so grand, so… full of everything.

    You’re amazing. You inspire me. You give me hope. You, in the midst of all you’re going through….you give ME so much hope, Kir.

    love you.

  26. I’m so sorry for your loss. And what a lovely sentiment from which you can go forward. I will keep you in my thoughts.
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  27. Great resolution. Frankly, great philosophy. Happy new year, Kir, in every way.
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  28. “Be present” and “love this life” – such wise words for growth! Happy New Year!
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  29. Unaware But Underlined says:

    I so agree…after my Daddy died, I made a point to not just “say” that I was going to spend time with people but do it. Time is so precious & really it’s relationships vs “stuff ” that matters in the end….I have the words tattooed on my back & shoulder; ” when it’s all said and done, when we sing our final song ONLY Love REMAINS”. Cheers to you beautiful one 2014 one day at a time :)

  30. My dearest Kir,

    I knew you were fabulous, but your brother’s passing has revealed even more of your character. You have handled a horrific tragedy with such grace. I am in awe of your strength. You are an inspiration. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

    BTW, I can’t tell you how much I love that your niece gave you that thoughtful gift. Way to go, Kir’s niece!
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  31. These 3 words are beautiful and sometimes hard to do. I’m sorry for your loss. I hope 2014 brings you much happiness.

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