While there is still a long way to go to the goal, we are making progress. My mother experienced more sexism than I did. My daughter will experience less. Progress. Appreciating the progress but remaining committed towards the goal creates gratitude. Gratitude builds our energy while outrage takes it away.
Of course I was sad about losing my relative. I knew I was, but it was very internal and didn’t display itself as it usually would. I knew certain members of my family needed support and love but I didn’t have anything to give. I had limited words to say and not much comfort to provide. The best I could do was spend time with them being “normal” — going shopping, going to cafes, watching television.