"The prism of widowhood clarifies priorities." I wrote that on my planner on the Monday of Feb. 24, 2014, a few days before what would have been our 23rd wedding anniversary. For some reason, today I opened up to that page in my planner.
I guess in a way widowhood is a sort of laser vision. What is important? Family, love, friends, and time spent together with those we cherish.
I now have this effective filter that strains out so much of the rubbish that society and people send my way.
Some might call it a "bullshit detector" as now I can tell who is a genuine friend. It is effective in differentiating between who talks like they care, and those of few words whose actions speak volumes of love.
I hope to be a better person and help others and serve others. However, a recent incident revealed to me that I am still fragile, that I am still wounded and I need to heal more myself.
Peace, comfort, strength and healing.