David “Chub” Ker Bell
1952 – 2014
live to love | love to live
I have contemplated, over the last nearly two weeks, starting this year with the Chinese New Year
begin again after such a devastating calendar start
but that would be making it as though the loss of my father-in-law, my husbands daddy, never happened
and it did … and he needs | no, deserves | that recognition of his life [ his glorious, beautifully, truthfully lived life ] and sad but courageous passing from this world in to the next
so we have stopped … and we have recognized … and will continue to do so
every moment of every day | through memories of good times | in the smiles of our children
in our questions to ourselves; ‘what would Dad have done’?
he is with us always
A beautiful ‘Family Tree’ gifted to us by a dear, thoughtful friend, as a constant reminder of Poppy Bell
And that includes in our New Year and therefore the year ahead of us.
So what are my resolutions for this 2014?
Return to the heart of life
Time to re-evaluate life and what is in it.
From items and things and objects….
to attitudes, thoughts and feelings
what really matters?
| family | friends | love | strength in character | strength in convictions | being true to your heart | removing ego from your life | discontinuing the blame / shame game with yourself | loving yourself, as you are | looking for [and finding and nurturing] the good in all | removing judgement from your life | rejecting the negative and welcoming the positive | forgiveness [ of yourself as well as others ] | living life with truth |
that is my plan and year ahead
x anni x
“Remembering Chub, who grew his family tree with love”