In a way I'm relieved that 2010 is over since it was filled with so much sadness, yet I don't think I am ready to say Hello to 2011. 2011 will be the first year without my sister. How can I even think "Happy New Year"?
Last month, her boyfriend sent me a link to something she posted online 3 years ago on CNN's iReport and today, I have been thinking a lot about what she posted.
My sister titled her report : Experiencing What Life Has to Offer and this is what she wrote:
My passion in life is to travel. I think with each trip I take whether it be somewhere across the world or a little place around the corner, I take a moment of happiness with me.
My list of where to travel is infinite, so I will not be listing them. It seems to grow every minute of the day.
My bucket list is more of a philosophy, (that we have all read before) at weak moments I forget it, but most of the time I live by it.
- Live life to the fullest, every moment without regret.
- Love whom ever deserves your love
- Do all you can to help others
2011 may not be a "Happy New Year" for me, but it will be the year that I start adopting my sister's philosophy.