Thursday, November 12, 2015

On The Shortness Of Life: A Tribute To Melissa Matters

Man, I can't tell you how many times a day that I say "life is too short." Because it is. We are only given such a small and limited amount of time on this earth. And the thing about that is that we don't know when our time will come. We have to say what we need to say to others, to do the things that we want to do, to go for what we want. We never know what day could be our last. 

The world lost a beautiful woman and a stellar blogger last week. It was sudden and completely out of the blue. 

I'm a part of an incredible group of bloggers that I really love. I've grown to enjoy each and every one of their blogs and I always look forward to reading their new posts when they're put up. The loss of one of our own is a devastating blow to the group. I can't say that I knew her very well, but I did read her blog, and enjoy the advice that she had to offer, and she was good, let me tell you. 

So, here's to you:

Melissa Matters

Her blog, Wading Through Motherhood, had some of the best parenting advice I've ever read, and she was never afraid to throw some humor into the mix. That's why I enjoyed her blog so much. Here are just some of the wise words she'd written during her career as a blogger:

"When you’re racing around because there is too much to do and not enough time, just breathe.
Breathe in the smell of your children’s freshly washed hair when they cuddle with you at night.
Breathe in the aroma of your morning coffee, whether it be hot, warm, or stone cold.  
Breathe in the moments of beauty, the silver linings, all the small, good things.  
When everyone else has gone to sleep, breathe in the quiet night air. Breathe out all the negativity. Exhale and remember you can’t control everything. 
Remember that  it’s okay to feel anxiety, frustration, sadness,….it means you’re human.  
Breathe in, breathe out, deep, deliberate breaths, you’re doing just fine!"

She certainly will not be forgotten. 

Fly high, Melissa. 

If you would like to help out the Matters family, please consider donating to their GoFundMe page.

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