It's easy to be thankful for the good stuff, can you be thankful for the not so good?
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I bought a simple inexpensive locket when we visited UK last November. In it I placed my gorgeous Wildflower's lock of hair, from her dedication ceremony.
Last week, as I packed boxes for our move, it came off, somehow. She walked into the room playing with the locket.... open... the lock of hair nowhere to be seen.
I cried and cried. I was feeling emotional already.
And then she came to hug her crying mama, and we held each other.
Would I like it back? Yes.... but....
I'm thankful anyway because...
...last year I discovered my most powerful capacity for letting go, this tested me and I passed.
...as Husband crawled around looking for the hair, I felt loved and my emotions validated.
...when I had finished grieving I knew that it was, ultimately, only a material thing.
...I was reminded that all that is priceless in this world, I already have, and it can't be taken and it can't be lost.