Sorry for myself. Broken and hopeless. Hanging by the thread. Walking on a tight rope. But I am still grateful for some things in my life.
Freedom. To begin again. Finally and legally leave a painful marriage.
I am not a daughter that one parent may be proud of. In fact, I have caused more pain to my family than any of my siblings. One mistake after another causing a tremendous amount of pain to my mother and father. Despite all of it, a prodigal daughter, forgiveness is something that seems to stem out from their overflowing hearts.
Love is not always on rose-colored glasses. We deal with difficult people because it teaches us endurance, patience, and understanding, above all, the compassion to forgive.
Walk with the knowledge that I was put here for a reason and a purpose. Be gentle this time with yourself and acknowledge your weakness. Laugh, Cry, feel frustrated, and allow yourself to feel every emotion may it be bad or good. But after awhile, rise and lookup. Kneel and pray. Hope and Love. For whatever amount of pain you have felt, it has its purpose and lessons to learn. God is good. Life is still worth living.
Appreciation for the simple things; food, shelter, job, sanity. Look into the goodness in others. Expectations often compromise our relationships and appreciation of what is given should be nurtured. Learn lesson taught and love…love some more.
Extending kindness, understanding, patience, and generosity. Begin with those around you.
Think about 5 good things that you have at that moment. Then count more as you go along.
When life gives you more than what you can stand, kneel.
The memory of my encounter with the Lord as He touched my life in so many ways. The memory of spending time with my children.
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