I am about 99% sure that this post was integral in a very recent (and by recent, I mean just this morning!) turning point in my life.
My struggles this year have been ENORMOUS. At times I gave up hope. Other times, I gave up altogether. Some days were so difficult that I found it hard to breathe. A friend described it as standing in a room with no doors. To hear that I’ll be a better person for the challenges that life brings did NOT resonate.
I am still standing. Albeit, battered, bruised and not emotionally fully sure footed yet but I have felt a slight glimmer of hope. Finally.
I got on my knees and prayed, begged and asked for a sign. An answer or some message of love. And it came.
And I now understand.
And I AM better for it. And I have my own mother to thank.
And her message was and is so clear: let go of the non believers, do away with the tyrants, set the abusers free and forget about the passive aggressive behaviors that have become a constant projection from others that detract my otherwise happy, joyful and incredible life. And it freed me. I felt a sense of peace that I have not felt this year. Not once. Until now.
Thank you. You cannot even imagine just how much this short passage impacted me in finally starting to feel whole again. The pieces are still scattered but they are starting to come together again.
I have to pay this forward in hopes that someone else might need to hear and feel this message.
You are never alone.
We are all in this together.
There is hope.