In a year where being merry is becoming increasingly difficult, where gathering with anyone is breaking the law/mandates/what have you, where we are not sure what is up and what is down, it is time to focus on what is good in our lives.
One year ago a friend of mine, well she got some pretty bad news about her husband. He is not here with us today and many of you reading this might have suffered such a loss as well. When we go through deep and painful loss, how can we find the good? How do we not turn to bitterness? How do we still help others, as well as help ourselves?
I think the most important thing is to wake up each morning and be grateful, but that is very hard to do. So if you are not there yet, let me tell you my little secret. I focus on being better than yesterday, or at least trying to. I focus on healing the wounds. I focus on the smell of coffee and the warmth. I focus on bird watching and exercise or movement. I focus on music and loved ones.
When I wrote the Gratitude Journal E-book, I had just come out of a 2 year battle with pain every single day (it was 5 years total, but 2 years of intensive, and I do mean you could hear me screaming from the physical therapy office in the waiting room type), anyway the pain was so intense at times it blacked out my reasoning. But when I remember what I was fighting for, things became clear. If your pain is doing that to you this year, please make a list of what is good in your life.
If you can't celebrate Thanksgiving, if your country is locked down, if you have lost someone, if you haven't seen your friends, you are not alone. I recently wrote this and it might piss some people off. The Judgement Zone (the demise of social media)
I hope you are well my friends, and whatever you do please remember we belong to one another and we are in this together. Be safe and I will speak to you soon.