Monday, August 8, 2016
Looking for the "Be Happy" Every Day
I have been having a paradigm shift happening lately and I've been changing a lot of different things. I have also been trying to find little ways to connect with friends. As I have been finding these different ways to connect, it has been making me sad because I know I would have found a fun way to connect with Stacey who died in October. As I have been pondering this and wondering what I could do about it, someone mentioned to me that whenever she sees a ladybug, she knows it is a connection with someone close to her who has passed on. She said I should be looking for something that reminds me of Stacey in my every day life as a symbol that she is still connecting with me. At first I thought maybe the sun or sunshine as at her funeral it was mentioned that "that was her color." But then on Sunday during Sacrament meeting I was thinking about it and I thought about how I got a stamp at my CTMH convention that says "Be happy" and that reminded me of how she would always say that to me. Then a friend gave me a mug that says "be happy" because she knew that's what Stacey would tell me. I felt really good about looking for the "be happy" every day and knowing that was my connection with her. Then right after Sacrament meeting, a friend was showing me a picture and in the picture the words "be happy" were written, I couldn't believe how quickly my desire to feel connected to Stacey was answered! With that connection in place, I will now be looking for that and I hope she feels connected with me as well when I notice the be happy's in my every day!