Self care

During times of stress such as dealing with the death of a close family member, remember to ensure you look after yourself.

I posted on Facebook today a really good infographic which gives some activities that you could do to help with your selfcare, if you haven’t had a chance to have a look do so now 🙂

Self care Facebook post

So what is your self-care activity today? I think I am going to snuggle down with Murphi on the sofa with a good book.

Now more than ever we need to ensure we have the resilience to move forward, I often find myself sitting looking at the window, wondering what my father would have made of this whole pandemic. I think he was the type of person who would have rallied round his family and made sure they were OK. Which is what I have been doing for my family and friends. Its why I am on the Celebrant Journey I now find myself on.

Since finding my “purpose”, I find myself reading, understanding and enjoying the reading of poems. It was over my lunch, today [090421] that whilst reading the Poem called “I felt an angel” by an unknown author that I heard the sad news of the passing of HRH, Prince Philip. It is a shame that this poem is not attributed to anyone as I feel it is a gift.

It tells us to never overlook the presence of a deceased loved one – the angel as described. Even though our loved ones are not with us physically they always remain with in spirt.

I would like to share this with you now.

I felt an angel near today, though one I could not see 
I felt an angel oh so close, sent to comfort me

I felt an angel’s kiss, soft upon my cheek
And oh, without a single word of caring did it speak

I felt an angel’s loving touch, soft upon my heart
And with that touch, I felt the pain and hurt within depart

I felt an angel’s tepid tears, fall softly next to mine
And knew that as those tears did dry a new day would be mine

I felt an angel’s silken wings enfold me with pure love
And felt a strength within me grow, a strength sent from above

I felt an angel oh so close, though one I could not see
I felt an angel near today, sent to comfort me.

Even if you don’t believe in an afterlife, you have to agree (or maybe you don’t) that this is a beautiful poem.

My sympathy and warm wishes go out to all the royal family and anyone who feels this loss deeply.

Thank you for reading, until next time

Toni x

Published by Toni Gibson

Wife, furbaby mom, Funeral Celebrant

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