Fiddler thanks so much for posting this last night. I watched it, and it rings very true to me, to approach it from a grief point of view. I had this, it was wonderful, but I was never meant to enjoy this forever.
Today is 8 years from the day my father was killed. I can say “this shouldn’t be, he should be here, enjoying his retirement, his wife, his children and grandchildren.” I can tail on about the factors of crime, poverty, guns, and others that lead to his death. But I need to let go of those thoughts if I want to move in in gratitude. I’m grateful for what an amazing father he was when we were young, and I’m grateful for the example he set of how to raise young children and how to be the change you want to see at work and in family and community. There is joy and gratitude in today and I deserve to have a day that focuses on that.