Inhale mantra. Exhale strength. Repeat.

TOO CLOSE

run fall rise

run fall rise

run fall rise

we've got this

we've got this

we've got this

 

Inhale mantra. Exhale strength. Repeat.

 

In between nervous (and often inappropriate) laughter and long sighs, those unspoken words filled the air and gave us momentum.

 

"What are we going to do? What can we do?"

 

we can do this

we're doing this

we've got this

 

Inhale mantra. Exhale strength. Repeat.

 

In the car. In the elevator. In the hospital. In hospice. In our family's home. 

In doing our best to take care of our beautiful, magical, kickass sister, never once did we say, "this will make us stronger" or "trust the journey". Ours were mantras for real life.

 

Maybe because our sister would never say "this too shall pass" (she knew it wouldn't).  She would say "you HAVE to laugh" with an eye roll and a snort. Then she'd take out paper and pencil and come up with a plan. An action plan.

 

Action. Not words.

 

When we shared the idea of snarky mantra bracelets, she immediately said she wanted a bracelet that read "too close" so she could hold it out to nurses and doctors as if to say "if you can read this, you're too close". We shrieked with the laughter she intended. 

 

She loved with humor. She loved with snark. She demonstrated bravery and courage.  She inspired us to rise and fight. 

 

Too close was the first bracelet we made. If we could, we'd gift her with a stack including phoenixI'm not bacon, and most definitely not a quitter

 

We honor the memory of our wonderful sister and proud mama bear with Snarklets

 

Join us as we inhale mantras and exhale strength. 'Cause some of us need a bit more umph to carry our load. A little tough love to power us through our day. A snarky kick in the pants that only our best friends, brothers and sisters would dare give us. A motivator that tells us to stop wishing and start working. Do something, you magical unicorn! And when you fail, roll back your shoulders, stick out your chin, repeat your mantra and carry on.

Cheers!