Celebrate A Life

Today is the first anniversary of Dad’s death. I miss him of course, and I’m not grieving today – I’m celebrating.

Thank you Dad for being there to pick Keira up from school and look after her while I work

Thank you Dad for being proud of me, and for telling me so

Thank you Dad for helping me to see it’s more important to tell it straight than to try and be liked

Thank you Dad, for being you

I don’t know about you but I tend to shy away from positive feedback, particularly receipt of it. So perhaps I’m taking the easy way out today by celebrating someone who can’t answer back. Regardless of my own hangups, I’m sure you know someone special you can acknowledge today, someone out there would love to hear from you. Be bold, celebrate a life.

Author: Doug Shaw

Artist and Consultant. Embracing uncertainty, sketching myself into existence. Helping people do things differently, through an artistic lens.

10 thoughts on “Celebrate A Life”

      1. Absolutely! Laughin from the belly at your reply. The best kind of laughing!

        Thank you for you x (hope I got away with that)

        1. Excellent – you sure did get away with it. I think most people could get away woth most stuff with me today 🙂 Most stuff…

  1. I love to think that there are and have been people like him, quietly going around being magnificent and adored by their families. Thoughts with you, as the first year is a toughie. I hope you remember him with more smiles than tears these days x

    1. Thanks Niki, I love to think you are right. I’m sure you are. I remember him with smiles and tears – they are all good 🙂

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