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730 Days - Make Your Life Beautiful

Back on August 18, 2018, Brian posted about the mantra he noticed at the gym "Strength...comes from your spirit and souls...not from your muscles." Last night at the gym, I noticed the words on the wall for the first time. Why this week, am I just noticing these words, does it have to do with it being the week of September 15th? It's been 730 days since we heard his voice, saw his smile, saw the twinkle in his eyes (actually I think it's been longer since we saw that), heard his cluck, touched his hand, kissed him good night, just anything.  730 days equals 2 years. As I sit here and write this, I think about September 14, 2016, at 4:01PM, he was still here, in this house, laying in bed in his room, sleeping most of the day but nonetheless, he was here. Then I think about September 15, 2016, at 4:01PM, and he was gone. No longer here. Our lives forever changed, and today September 14, 2018, at 4:03PM, we are figuring it out. It's not always easy, not always prett…

Strength Thru Brian's Eyes

For about the past 8 months, I have taking a kick boxing class to actually get some exercise and most of the time I look forward to going. But just like anything else there are moments when I get home from work and the motivation or energy to go is not there. I really do enjoy the classes because it helps not only to get exercise but at times allows me to work out any frustrations, anger or anything else while punching and kicking a bag for an hour.
Anyway, along the walls there are these sayings to give a person motivation and such. My favorite saying is, 'Strength....comes from your spirit and souls...not from your muscles.'  Now I know this is a motivational saying in a gym but I look at it another way personally.As Marci, Becca and myself rapidly approach the 2nd anniversary of Ian's passing I constantly look and read this saying numerous times during my kickboxing classes.  The saying gets me to think of what Ian wants for me. The reason he always said over the years t…