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Cherishing Simple Joys While Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

I’ve been reflecting on how cherishing simple joys can honor the memory of a loved one. These moments are connected through celebrating the times and memories shared with that person. It’s a reminder to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

My mom found joy in gardening and spending downtime reading books and spending time with her dogs. Gardening was more than just a hobby for her; it was a spiritual exercise that connected her to the earth. Each plant she nurtured was proof to her patience, care, and belief in growth and renewal. As I walked through the Botanical Gardens in San Francisco recently, I felt a deep connection to her and the life lessons she taught, finding spiritual comfort in the act of cultivating life.

Reading with her dogs on her lap was perhaps her most cherished downtime activity. It was a quiet, comfortable time that brought her peace and connection. In honoring her memory, I try to make time to indulge in a good book. Even though I am not an avid reader, I find comfort in immersing myself in the pages of a book just as she did.  This simple act helps me feel a deeper connection to her spirit and the tranquility she found in these moments.

By embracing these activities, I am reminded to slow down and appreciate the simple, meaningful moments in life. They are a tribute to her spirit and a reminder of the joy found in everyday pleasures. Celebrating these moments and memories shared with her keeps her memory alive and brings a sense of closeness to her enduring spirit. This week let’s all take a moment to remember and honor the loved ones who are no longer with us by cherishing the simple joys they brought into our lives.

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