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one whole year

Today marks one year since my father passed away from brain cancer. Last year on this day we all spent the day in the hospital with him, he had gone into a coma the night before. The family was with him all day, a friend came and prayed over him and a little while after we all left, my mom staying with him, he passed away. Today I spent the day at work, trying not to have those last few days play over and over in my head, like they have for some many other days, it didn't work. So after I got out I went down to the mighty Hudson River and sat for a little while trying to find some sense of calm. After a while I did and started to walk around and appreciate what I was surrounded by, the river, the spring flowers, life. I started to notice pieces of beach glass and picked up a few, even finding a rare blue one.

See,if there is one thing I learned from my father, it is to live one day at time, even in times of unmeasurable sadness, appreciate life and look around you, cause that's when you find a piece of blue beach glass.

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Taken on June 3, 2009