Today I'm Gonna. . .

Happy New Year's Eve.

As I mentioned in my last post, my Bandmate Misty died on Christmas Eve. To get a real picture of Misty, you can look at The Band's tribute or her blog, One Day I'm Gonna. Misty died way too soon and even though we weren't close, it hurts my heart that she's gone. Not long before I read the email about Misty, while in the throes of my family history project, I realized that my father's mother died when she was 41. Like I am now. I mean, I always knew that she died way too young, but I didn't realize that she was my age.

Originally, this post was going to be entitled, "One Day I'm Gonna" and I was going to write a tribute to Misty by listing all the things I'd like to do one day. I think that's a lovely idea, don't get me wrong. But my head is always filled with all these things I'd like to do one day. I'm fantastic at dreaming, but not so great at living. So instead, I give you:

Today I'm Gonna:

Notice the sunset

Give my kids extra hugs
Hold my husband's hand
Say thank you
Not take things personally
Be more patient
Drink Champagne

What are you going to do today? Or one day?


Cindy Lou Who said...

I think this is a beautiful way to honor Misty

From Tracie said...

I love that you focused on one day.

This is awesome and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Misty would love this. I love that you are focusing and writing about what works for you. We all must choose our own way.

Trifecta said...

This is badass. I'm doing a One Day I'm Gonna list, but I want to do a list like this every day.

Catootes said...

One day, one sunset...each moment is in itself an accomplishment. We should celebrate these moments as each one is worthy of our attention. I'm fond of the one piece of chocolate moment.

Sorry to read about your friend, loss is never easy. I hope 2013 is better.