Joy

I was in very disturbing, scary, anxious, depressing circumstances, which were out of my control, due to the illness and death of my husband, and trying to navigate through the aftermath for a few years, which really took a toll on me, but I also learned and grew a lot. I’m now daily focused on gratefulness, appreciative of everything, being spiritually aware, awake, and receptive, content in whatever situation or circumstances, balance, tolerance, kindness, respect, and being as gentle...

I was in very disturbing, scary, anxious, depressing circumstances, which were out of my control, due to the illness and death of my husband, and trying to navigate through the aftermath for a few years, which really took a toll on me, but I also learned and grew a lot. I’m now daily focused on gratefulness, appreciative of everything, being spiritually aware, awake, and receptive, content in whatever situation or circumstances, balance, tolerance, kindness, respect, and being as gentle as possible. I still don’t have a home of my own, but I do get to be with my daughter (my son died when he was 20), and my grandchildren. I do get to be retired after working for almost 50 years. I do get to do some things that I enjoy. For everything I am grateful. I took the 7 days of wonder practice because I have been trying so hard to comprehend the concept that “being alive” is so wonderful, but life has dealt me with a lot of painful blows, so I feel like I have been maybe trying too hard to “get it”; however, I think I might be a bit closer to connecting with this concept after going through the practices. It’s like I understand it logically, but I struggle with it emotionally due to so many sad and hard things that happened and some still are. It’s very good though to still push through and do the good things and I really appreciate the reframing reference which is very helpful in coping and continuing to do my best with whatever Normal Life I have at any point in time. I personally love Normal and have a very deep grateful and appreciative feeling and attitude in that regard. Thank you God.

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1 year ago