Sadness, and Joy in the Everyday

Tomorrow, I'll be flying to Boston for my grandpa's funeral. Just writing that out makes it seem so much more real...but instead of dwelling on my sadness, I'm trying my damndest to focus on the fact that he isn't in pain or confused about who or where he is anymore-- as he was for so many years-- and taking a step back to really think about the facts this loss (my first loss of a family member) has smacked me in the face with. It's timely, I suppose, with it being the beginning of a new year and all, that the universe has given me a less-than-subtle reminder that time with our loved ones is too short, the good times are too fleeting, and we need to enjoy those times while we can. This print from etsy sums it up much better than I can right now:celebrate everyday moments