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I posted originally in general forum without many sharing so I thought I'd put it here as our group seems more willing to share -

 

Monday Mantra 254 – Fall in love with taking care of yourself… | Lawhimsy

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such true words, wonderful Heather :)

 

Thanks for your uplifting messages 

 

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My big brother passed yesterday - I was able to say goodbye - now I will smile with the memories he brings

 

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I'm sorry to hear of your brother's passing Heather this past weekend. I know you will cherish the memories. With each person's passing a reminder of the impermanence of life, and that everyday we have is a gift. 

 

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YOu are an oracle and a woman of wisdom.....

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Heather I can't say anything beyond Cyndi's wise counsel. You will live with your good memories of your brother. 

Hugs, Jani

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I just talked to a friend who considered suicide - glad he didn't......

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