Monday, January 06, 2014
I have had one of the hardest years of my life since I was 18. I have struggled to keep my balance and find my joy. I have worried something inside me broke with all the stress. In talking with a wise friend yesterday he pointed out I was just dealing with a new weapon in the room I was living in, one causing new wounds. He insisted I wasn't broken or unbalanced; I was learning...and it would get better. He reminded me to put important things first: Relationships with God, With Family, with fellowman, and with myself. I needed to take time for all 4 and to love without expecting anything in return. I will follow this advice. It is amazing how this new paradigm, relieves my stress level and increases my hope and joy. Today I felt more like "me" than I have in months.