Emotional Preparations for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ironically, the joyous 'holidays' happen to fall at what has been a very difficult time in my life in years past.
It was 10 years ago that set in motion a chain of events that would forever change my life. All the major stressors that could happen (loss of marriage, loss of home, loss of job, betrayal by best friend, loss of friends, turning the big 5-0, a move across country, new job, car wreck, major injury, loss of two loved ones) did happen to me, all within a few short months.
It took many years for me to crawl out from under that rock, but I have. And at this time of year, I chose not to look back and crawl back under that rock. (It would be very easy because NOT one bit of it was fair or without pain and residual effects.)
TODAY and each new day, I make the decision to look forward.
I chose to be thankful for those things and although I don't claim to understand WHY they happened, I do know that they have played a big part in evolving me into the person I am today. (Warts and all! )
I am so blessed and thankful for my journey.
And I am especially thankful for SparkPeople and each of my SparkFriends for encouraging me on to be the best that I can be.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!