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Three On Thursday

I’m feeling random again this week . . . here are 3 things on my mind.

  1. Last week I encourage you to ask me anything and I said I would answer those questions in a future post. Well. I got a lot of questions and they are awesome and are going to provide some great blog fodder. I think I will try and organize them into categories and spread them out over time. I promise to get to all of them. And if you have more questions feel free to ask again this week!
  2. This week on the Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin they talked a bit about purging and suggested that we ask three questions about all the stuff we have. They are: do I use it, do I need it, do I love it. I think that’s a great approach and I’m going to combine this with the checklist from the Spring Cleaning Challenge Download that Kym shared on Monday. Now if I could only get Dale to take the same approach . . .
  3. Today is the anniversary of my brother Donald’s fatal motorcycle accident. To be specific, he didn’t die on this day, that happened a week later, but this is the day he missed a turn and flew off his bike and hit a fence post head on. The year was 1983 and I was a senior in high school, looking forward to prom and graduation and college. Everything changed in that moment when the police knocked on the door and I continue to reconcile all of it 38 years later as it shaped me in ways I’m still discovering. I’m not looking for sympathy here, but I can’t let this day pass without acknowledging my sweet, kind and lovable brother.

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  1. I know you weren’t looking for sympathy, Carole, but I’m sending you a virtual hug. John had an older brother who died of malignant melanoma and it was a dividing line for his family. There was before Jim’s death and afterwards, and none of them were ever the same. It’s good to remember the wonderful, kind, sweet people that we loved (and always will).

  2. I hope that you can fill your day with good memories of your brother. That his loss is still affecting you so strongly these many years later shows how important he was to you, and I hope the good memories can outweigh the pain.

  3. Holding you in my heart today, especially, Carole. Those moments that change everything . . . really do change everything. XOXO

  4. Thanks so much for the spring cleaning download, Carole. I was doing great in purging, but I just stalled out! Hopefully this will get me going again. Those before and after moments are opportunities for emotional growth, and we all have them. I hope you are able to remember the very happy times with your brother today. I did think of another question! What are your most used and most loved knitted garments?

  5. I am sending you a huge virtual hug as well, my friend. I will hold you close in my heart today. May the memories of your brother carry you through these days.

    (and I printed out that Spring Cleaning sheet… but ask me if I looked at it yet! lol)

  6. Another hug coming your way Carole. I know you’ll be holding Donald extra close today. xo

  7. Sending a hug and letting you know that you’re on my mind today (and every day, honestly). You’re good at embracing purging … I think I need to get on that bandwagon!

  8. oh goodness, Carole, I never connected the dots about April 1 being the date of your brother’s accident. Sending a big, warm hug! and looking forward to some of those AMA posts because I’m sure I’ll be able to borrow a few of the ideas, too!

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