It’s a sad day for my family and me as it’s our Aunty Betty’s funeral.  She lived in Chelsea to the fine age of 83.  Of strong character to the end, it was her body that gave up before her mind.

Her mind was sharp.  Sharp witted too, you had to watch her to make sure she winked so you knew she was joking.  I remember Betty told me she sat quietly and gathered her thoughts for 15 minutes each day.  She said she liked to remember and appreciate the good things in life and it helped her to stay positive and happy.  Even though her legs had packed up and she couldn’t hold a pen to do the crosswords anymore, she still had her sense of humour and determination to enjoy each day.  We’ll miss her dearly, RIP Aunty Betty.

It’s also coming up to the 10th Anniversary of September 11th this weekend.  The Times Magazine on Saturday had such a moving account from survivors.  I remember being in the City when it happened.  Terrifying.  Such a waste of life.

Life.  Live it.  “Do what you want to do, it’s not a dress rehearsal”  I remember my brother telling me!

So if there’s something you really want to do, I encourage you to go and do it.  If you want to phone that person and ask them if you can help them, do it!  If you want to call someone that you’ve not spoken to for ages, do it!  If you want to tell someone you love them, do it!

At least set the wheels in motion to do what it is you really want to do in life.  Take the first step today.

It’s not a dress rehearsal.  Live it.  Do it!

Jo xxx