Gratefulness has supported me, through good & bad. I try to make it a way of life and to incorporate it into daily life where I can.
No hate or divisions, simply love and respect for each other no matter our differences.
In more way than I can imagine, and for that I am ever so grateful
I did not expect to have a career training and recruiting lorry drivers, not after going to college to work with animals, but I loved it and do not regret it. More recently my path has totally changed and I am embarking on a new career, after a break of almost 5 years, training to be a counsellor. The surprise here is that I never thought I would be able to doo this and yet here I am, doing it.
My auntie Debbie has been and still is such an inspiration to me.
That kindness and patience are needed at times when I don’t understand.
A day filled with sunshine and friends and no worries.
By embracing the tasks of the day and not worrying.
Securing my place on the next 2 years of my counselling course.
Life itself has taught me so much, if I take the time to listen to it and respond.
But I have been blessed with so many teachers in my life, and today as it is her birthday, I give thanks to my Auntie Debbie who is a light in my life.
The joys of laughter and the sounds of nature.
A search for hope brought me here.
I find this difficult as my mind drifts and wants to think about what I ought to be doing and what I need to get done. But I know that being still and absorbing the sounds of nature is important to help me achieve the things my minds wishes to do. So, I find a moment in nature helps. Also though, I find spending time with my baby nieces helps me because although it may not be still, the time and the listening to their joy really fills me with love and hope.
At the moment I am finding it is my Uni course, even though online, it makes me feel energised and I am always eager to join the class. However, I am struggling to feel ‘alive’ with most other things I am involved with, but I still joined and am always so grateful for feeling more ‘alive’ by the end. The energy and love of others keeps me alive.
My mind. It needs investment right now to try and stay calm and objective. I need to invest in my mind so that it can support the minds of others. Especially one of my nieces who is seriously struggling with her own mind.
Today it was the fact that my uncle called me first with some news, and was ask for my advice. When family reach out to me I smile on the inside.
That my best is all I can do and to accept that, but also forgive myself when I have done my best yet still feel I could have done better. My best is enough.
Struggles from my past. I am working with my therapist to forgive my younger self and to also acknowledge anger I harbour for a certain person. I have been given the task to write 2 unsent letters to try and release some of these feelings which I hope will allow me to grown and move on better.
By embracing change, accepting new things and learning when to say no too expanding my own comfort zone with my life and what I do. This way I allow diversity in my life that enriches my soul.
When it comes to people I have a multitude of different characters in my life and I remain committed to not judging the new people I meet, opening them into my life with open arms as best I can.
Others. The chance to support and communicate better with others. I learn for me and in turn that will help others. I am training to become a counsellor which will allow me to help many people as well as me and I am learning Russian so I can communicate with family in Ukraine and Russia.
We are all human, we ought to all be humane. We don’t need to understand each but to offer love and respect regardless.
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