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Everything Happens for a Reason...


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I found this quote today and well - I always have agreed that everything happens - or doesn't for a reason ...

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
~ Marilyn Monroe
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It's time to turn the page in another chapter of my life. I have had a really rough start to what I had hoped would be a fresh positive start to the month of March. I haven't been to work the past couple of days - ended up using my last 2 vacation days staying home with my youngest who was sick. It means that I can no longer take the planned days off next week where I had planned to go visit my hometown and sister.

It's part of the sacrifices of being a parent... I missed out on work and my performance evaluation that was to happen on Monday. I am feeling very 'off' about so many things and I know I need to give myself a 'shake' to get my balance back.

It's interesting to observe for me - that the fear of the unknown territory I was in led me to self-sabotaging behaviours that brought me back to a more common or comfortable place, but when I'm honest with myself, I know that this is no longer a place I want to be. So I choose to push my limits and move to new ground ... It's time for change and I welcome it with open arms.

I need to make the choices and decisions that will bring me back to a place of peace and self-love... So yes - everything happens for a reason - and even the tough lessons keep coming at us at times, to make us stronger and more determined to succeed. Today I make the choices that will lead me to success... and I replace fear with LOVE!
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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 3/8/2012 8:52AM

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PTESORO 3/7/2012 3:33PM

    Who knew Marilyn was so wise??? What I've learned when I'm facing great change or decisions about my future, is to be gentle with myself. For me, I can't always appreciate the "blessings" while things are in the process of changing. But more often than not, I can neither see nor appreciate the blessing in change until well after the change has taken place. What I know today, is that there is always good in the "seemly" bad, if I look for it.

As you know, 2011 was the tsunami of my life. And I can see to day how I was being "carried" in all the circumstances. Even though it felt like I had been dropped on my head!

Good Lucky my sweet friend!

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BALDWINJ_03 3/7/2012 12:50PM

    Love your blog!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/7/2012 12:07PM

    great quote

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REBECCAMA 3/7/2012 8:47AM

  Sounds like you are maybe worried about losing your job because you had to take some family sick time. That is too bad that your workplace isn't more kid-friendly. Good luck in whatever you decide to do next.

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DIVEGODDESS 3/7/2012 8:25AM

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MAMAWLINDALOU 3/7/2012 8:23AM

    Hope your son is feeling better. I loved your blog, it really got me thinking on some personal situations. We have to keep moving forward.

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/7/2012 8:20AM

    (((HUGS)))

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MSLZZY 3/7/2012 8:03AM

    Truth and honesty and time to move on. HUGS!

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GOATS03 3/7/2012 7:27AM

    I love your blog...that quote is so true and I'm a firm beleiver that everything happens for a reason.

Sorry to hear about your plans being changed..that is disappointing. But i have to congratulate you for being positive and making decisions to make those changes that will bring you peace and self-love.

You can do it Helene!

Hugs
Sue

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 3/7/2012 7:27AM

    emoticon You know alot of this is sounding like self-blame "i have to give myself a shake" but what if it goes deeper than that? what if you have a deep chemical imbalance or seasonal depression that is making life a lil harder for you these past few months? sure some thoughts and emotions we do have control over and we should strive to think and feel our best despite circumstances and by controlling our thoughts to some degree but sometimes its just not possible.

By no means am I a doctor or do i believe in pharmaceuticals but maybe in your case, antidepressants or anti-anxiety meds would help get you back on track or rebalance you for a lil while? That, with talking to someone? i hope its something you will consider. AFter all, taking care of yourself first will allow you to better take care of your earth angels and allow you to feel better for you!

And when possible, once your body and mind get its balance back, will come the walking, reading, keeping busy, focusing on you and your goals, volunteering, and the leader in you will come out to shine through. Maybe you need a hobby to look forward to.. that seems like a healthy shake. emoticon

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DIANEWEB 3/7/2012 6:58AM

    I am really sorry you won't get to take your vacation days. That's a very tough thing. I hope your son is feeling better. And hang in there Helene.

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