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Turning points

Thursday, November 12, 2020

First off - thanks for the support on the last blog - the stress levels have been deflated after a few discussions and some outside support from our best friends...a couple that is more family after 15 or so years. We support them, they support us. Learning to truly trust that friendship is a big thing for my hubby...I think that was a turning point for him.

Our Sunday was spent fixing our RV trailer's electric jack that hasn't worked off the battery correctly in years - the geek in me refused to take no for an answer and I researched the possible problems. We worked on it together, as a team, and got it fixed! Score for us! Not one bit of tension too...the stress monster has taken a siesta!! Woohoo!!

Another turning point was that his replacement for Scout Master has a family emergency - not one that will be resolved quickly, but something that is life changing for them. Upon hearing this individual's news, my husband said that they would find someone else to take over...and under the circumstances, the replacement approached could hardly say no...and we are so grateful that he is taking on the challenge!! I'm selfish in this way....selfish for my hubby's stress levels, selfish for my life that's been put on hold for a bazillion scout obligations over the last 1000 years. (Yes, I am being dramatic, but when you're last on the list for attention..it feels like it!)

Sitting back and looking through another's eyes is something that takes practice. Standing up and saying "no" and putting your needs first takes practice too. Balancing that is a constant practice with good days and bad days.

Writing this now...perspective is telling me to take a chill pill and do what I can, to be grateful for my laundry list of good things, and support those that need it. Pretty simple really.

One thing at a time.
One baby step at a time.
All will work itself out as it should with patience, persistence and positivity!
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sounds like you've got things under control! Never will be totally . . . that's life, but good the stress is ratcheting down.

    HUGS
    65 days ago
  • JCMSMILE
    I'm glad your life is on the upswing emoticon
    66 days ago
  • OHMEMEME
    Phew! Light at the end of the tunnel!
    I hear ya on the group effort electrical accomplishment! Simple but not so simple issue resolved with great rewards!
    Kuddos for managing stress the best you could. Done!
    All the reading I do on the mind games but until I experience it first hand it just doesn’t ring true until it’s all over! Ugh!

    “One thing at a time. One baby step at a time. All will work itself out...”

    Keep living your abundant life with all its “first world” problems.
    Keep Sparking!


    66 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    The good thing about working backwards thru missed blogs is reading the one that everything is better now.
    Your positive attitude will get you thru this and help DH too.
    Hang in there.
    66 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Life indeed is a balancing act! .. Knowing when to jump in and knowing when It's time to say no. Only we can say When doing more becomes too much! ...Good job On fixing the electrical jack! I applaud you!
    66 days ago
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