What a difference a year makes

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It’s been quite a year…so many changes!  Life has taken me in a direction that I would have never planned.  Funny how that works, huh?  My life hasn’t gone the way I planned!  But in the course of many disappointments, sorrows, and betrayals, and pain, I have grown and learned and I now recognize that I am on a path to freedom.

So, welcome back to anyone who is kind enough to still read my blog.  Over the course of my next posts I will share some of my new-found freedom.  I will try not to overuse platitudes such as ‘when one door closes….’ but there is wisdom in sayings that have lasted through the ages.

Sometimes it does take a hammer to jolt you out of a situation where you are dying inside.  And…it often takes a very long time to realize that it is good, all good.  They say, ‘freedom comes at a cost’ (another platitude) – it did for me.  And so, as I continue meandering towards freedom, I hope you will come along.

It’s Time…..

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It’s been a rough week……

so, it’s time to

+ remember what my favorite color is
+ close my eyes and imagine myself in a place that I love
+ think about something that makes me smile
+ look in a mirror and see beauty – both inside and out
+ count up to my favorite number and then stop there
+ look at my hands and appreciate the work they do
+ gaze at the stars
+ savor the aroma of my favorite scent
+  remember that I am loved
+ say thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU

When was the last time?

When was the last time that you….

belly-laughed

watched the sunrise

played with a child

prayed without words

listened (not just heard) another

affirmed yourself

sat in silence

read a fairy tale                                                                                                   

                  Maybe…..it’s time……  Maybe this is the way to celebrate Advent…..