happy monday

Last week was a bit difficult for me. In writing my other blog, I dredged up memories I thought I had processed and moved forward from. As I typed out my family experiences growing up, and the clinical applications of addictive families, I was surprised at becoming so emotional.

Allowing my mind to wander among the labyrinths of “might-have-beens,” I felt myself sinking in the quagmire, regurgitating the ugliness. Getting stuck again is never a good thing.

In case you ever find yourself in such a situation, first, know that you are not alone. Here are some things I resorted to, somehow forcing myself: stepping outside for a short walk, watering my plants, doing a jigsaw puzzle (only 100 pieces), calling and texting a friend, looking through a cookbook and art book, eating gelato, making cookies and taking to neighbors, my foot spa with lavender.

What helped the most was my reading this morning. May you also gain inspiration for the path you find yourself on today.

“Never be afraid when God brings up the past. Let memory have its way….God will turn the ‘might have been’ into a wonderful culture for the future”
(Oswald Chambers, 1935)

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