This morning, as I am about to have open heart surgery, I am profoundly grateful for the gift of life and the happy life I've lived. Though I've survived profoundly sad times, I am still grateful for all the good times, my devoted husband and family.
When I'm hungry I have a few walnuts or carrot sticks. They quell my hunger until the next meal. Homemade soup–tomato basil, vegetable, mushroom–is often a meal at our house. Eating soup before dinner also quells hunger.
You may find comfort and hope in two reliable websites, https://www.opentohope.com/ and https://thegrieftoolbox.com/ I write for both of them. These websites helped me in 2007 when four family members, including my daughter, the mother of my twin grandchildren, all died. Open to Hope also has a radio program and a television program.