31 Days of Joy: Day 2 – Joy In Death

(Authors Note: My late husband Joe was a private person. Out of respect for this fact, family members are referred to generically in my posts.)

“In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.”

It is 2:58 a.m. and my money brain is keeping me from sleeping. So I decided to get up and write my post while drinking some chamomile tea. My brain is running through a list of things to do (e.g. scrub the tub, dust and run the sweeper, and obtain more freelance writing or office work).  Oh and the death in Joe’s family does not help all the chatter going on in my brain but at least my blood pressure is down after getting the phone call from Joe’s brother last night.

I decided to write about joy for a month and death gets thrown my way.  Yee Haw!

There is joy in this death as the person is now alive and well in heaven. I have no doubt this person heard the words “Well done, good and faithful servant” upon arriving at the pearly gates. Was this person perfect? Joe’s relative was human therefore she was not perfect. None of us humans are perfect.

There is joy in the fact my relationship with this relative was good. Could it have been better?  Yes. The last time I saw her was at Joe’s funeral and we occasionally exchanged Christmas cards since then.

Even though we were not close, I can say she was a patient person because her hobby was quilling. (video link) She embellished mine and Joe’s wedding invitation with purple and pink flowers with yellow centers and green leaves. Then she put the invitation in a lovely gold shadow box frame. Joe and I treasured her gift because we knew how much work she put into it.

Rest In Peace dear relative. You brought joy to the world in your own unique way.

We all bring joy to the world.

So go forth and spread your joy today.

The world needs it.