Last week Sam’s grandma passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A few days later, the snow started falling in Portland. And it hasn’t stopped. So while Portland experiences “snowpocolypse” (the first big snow fall in six years!), we’ve flown south to sunny Los Angeles to attend the service. It’s so cliche, but funerals are such a introspective experience. Listening to friends and family speak fondly about a loved one – and a life well spent – makes me wonder what the heck I’m doing with my life.
Since I’m getting sappy on you anyway, let’s talk Valentine’s Day for a minute. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of this holiday or not, one thing’s for sure: it’s a great reminder for us to tell our nearest and dearest just how much we love them. If you do this every day anyway, then bravo. The rest of us need a friendly prompt from time to time.
If you’re stuck in the snow like our friends back in Portland, enjoy some online Valentine’s Day shopping from your warm house – and stay safe out there!
And, just for the record, I love y’all.