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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!!!
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    Very nice. I relate 9 years ago things fell apart for me and I have spent the time since being the poster child for how you do not want to be on t he holidays but preserverance counts!
    2464 days ago
    emoticon Wow, you are such an inspiration. I, too, am kind of in the same boat you are in. It was this time 5 years that I lost my 9 week old nephew to SIDS. You're not alone and you have such a great attitude. Have a good Thanksgiving!
    2465 days ago
    emoticon We are blessed because you crawled out from under that rock. emoticon
    2465 days ago
    Wow! Holidays dredge up a lot of memories for many, good and bad. Sounds like you were dealt what seems like more than your share. As you acknowledge though, all of this made you who you are today, and I can tell that is a very special person with many layers.
    Wishing you well and thank you for sharing.
    Best wishes to you.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon
    2465 days ago
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