Thank you time for being a healer. August 20th has come back around (like it does every year) but instead of letting the darkness that this date represents in my life consume me, I choose to look forward to all the good things that are happening not only today, but in my life.
I will have lunch with my best friend today, then dinner with Erik and a great group of friends. I look around at my children and know they are exactly where they need to be. There is laughter and love. So much love.
So okay August 20th, I see you. But I won’t let you have control anymore. We will meet every year, and I am forever changed by you, but you are strictly another life experience that I had to go through to make me the person I am today.
Thank you time for being a healer.
Make it a great Saturday my friend.
Last night I was reminded once again that life is full of potholes. One moment you are going along smoothly, enjoying the scenery, thinking you just might have finally figured this life thing out (yeah, right!)….and then….BAM….down you go. Moments of doubt consume you, and you start re-thinking every aspect of your life. Anyone with me on this?
I tossed and turned all night long. This morning I am still feeling the effects of it. This morning my head is full of doubt. This morning I am mad at myself. This morning my heart hurts for someone I love more than my own life. This morning I will need to remember the above words: “Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can”.
After all, that is all we can do. The best we can. We are flawed humans. We are imperfect, and no matter how much we try to do the best we can, sometimes we will fail. A lot of times we will fail. Sometimes we will hurt others in the process unknowingly. BUT, we are all just doing the best we can.
So, if you woke up this morning after tossing and turning, and your heart is heavy….know I am right there with you my friend. Take a deep breath. Don’t beat yourself up. This is just life reminding you and I both (once again!!), to slow down and gain some perspective.
I am thinking of you. Thanks for thinking of me too.
Today has been a good balance between knowing exactly what I am doing, and not knowing what in the hell I am doing. Time for a glass of crisp white I think…..cheers! xo
Says it all: when you come from a place of love, you bring life to yourself and others. When you come from a place of hate, you deny yourself and others the opportunity to flourish.
Go out and love today my friend. Happy Wednesday! xo
Happy August! It is the beginning of a new month, and yet it also feels like an ending is happening at the same time. August is unique in that way. It is a new month, but it is also a sign of the wrap of summer. The last hoorah of careless, lazy days for kids before a new school year starts. Family summer vacations tend to be memories at this point, and everyone is looking forward to football season, pumpkins and dare I say it…..Christmas (yes, only 4 months away)!!
But an ending doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Sometimes an ending brings new beginnings that we aren’t even aware we needed.
Equate this new beginning/ending month to the times in your life when everything was brand new, yet also an end of a chapter in your life. Maybe it was a new job. A new marriage. Divorce. A loved ones death. Being a parent for the first time. A move across the country. And so many more……All of those life experiences mark the end of what you previously knew your life to be, but they also brought a new beginning of what came next. And there is ALWAYS a what comes next moment….life goes on.
So, enjoy this unique new month that evokes both the feeling of new beginnings and endings. I hope it is all you wish it to be!