Blogspiration; To Be Alive

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. This meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the authors choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.

So at the beginning of January I started reading The Starboard Sea, it was a book that I really enjoyed reading, and you can read my review of it here. While I was reading, there was one quote that stuck with me and so I want to share it with you today, and explain a little bit about why I’m posting it in this weeks blogspiriation.


I loved this quote, and agree with it as well. It is very true, and in a way, it’s also a way of saying to never stop grieving, and to never forget. This is particularly strong for me this week as the 18th January was the five year anniversary of my Grandad’s death. It was a fairly hard day for me as I would be fine and then I would think about it and be caught in a bit of a whirlwind for a moment before being able to continue on with my normal day-to-day activities. But in truth, my Grandad is someone who I think about a lot of the time, because I like to live by his example.

My grandad was the kind of person who continued to act like an immature schoolboy right until he was seventy. Just like a small child, he laughed whenever he farted, he would air fart just to make himself and others fart, he would tease us with money and he always had the biggest smile on his face. I have been told that I’m a lot like him and that always makes me smile wide. I may not laugh when people fart – I am not a boy – but I do always try to keep the fun in life, trying not to let the serious side of things bring me down. This, I feel, I do because of him and I am so thankful to him for showing me how good life can be if we just let it.

So the next time you’re grieving over someone, just remember that it’s okay, it is expected, and that it shows that you’re alive.

In Loving Memory of Ronald, a trooper until the very end. 18/01/2008


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