The months of July and August are significant for me. They are the months of change. These two months have represented death and life. Two things we all have to grapple with. For some we celebrate the birth of a child. Then there are some that are devastated at this new life. There are some that celebrate the life of someone that has passed and then there are some of us that mourn.
Two realities we all face in our lives. What seemingly should be a joyous moment for one person can be a sad moment for another.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
31 years ago I lost my dad. He was my world and the one I sorted for guidance. His passing was devastating to say the least. As I grappled with that reality, I was caught in two worlds. Why did he have to go so soon, and the other, I didn’t want to see him suffer anymore. I still miss my dad to this day but I choose to celebrate his life by living out his legacy. His physical life might have ended but deep in my heart I carry on that light he represented.
Life is the choice and to love its fruit is to see others.
On this #WriteWednesday, I challenge you to stop to think about death and life and which do you choose. Here are two pieces that are inspired by the legacy and life of my father (Time Reveals) and the words he often shared with me and others, that for us to challenge and question ourselves (The Words I Say).