I love the ending to the post…”It’s up to me.” How do you deal with tough times? Do you run away and hide? Or, do you stand tall and figure a way to overcome and become a better version of yourself?
So, my life hasn’t turned out the way I hoped or expected it to. I grieved that for awhile. Sometimes I still do.
But, I realized it was up to me to create a different life for myself that could still be good. I took stock of my circumstances, and decided it was time to clean some things up. I knew I had work to do on myself and work to do in terms of some practical problem solving.
I attended regular counselling for the first few years after my marriage ended. This helped me look at myself and take responsibility for my part. It also helped me to NOT take responsibility for his part, which I had been prone to do. I set some personal goals for self improvement and worked hard at making some changes.
I have been learning to identify, value, and ask for what I need…
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I enjoyed this pep talk this morning. Be brave, face the doubts and choose to fight!
When you feel like you’ve lost all else, strength is what you need to find. Every day, seek greater strength within yourself. Do not look for the things outside of yourself, but rather look within, because all you need is already inside of you. Your greatest enemy is not that situation that is tormenting you, or your kids throwing a tantrum, or your annoying co-worker who just seemed to have ruined your day. Your greatest enemy is the doubt within yourself. You can be up one day, and down the next. Don’t ever take anything for granted, because it will usually be taken away. Stay humble always. Life has a funny way of reminding you that you are not always in control, but that you must have an attitude of gratitude, a mind that adapts quickly, and a courageous heart.Life happens while you’re making other plans, and one day…
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