Maybe I'm getting somewhere.
Just maybe I'm learning to savor the times when peace reigns in my life and giving myself permission to let go of things beyond my control and…. exhale… enjoy.
Some things haven't changed any. Missing loved ones not around to hug is a constant. The missing part is always there and will never go away…But I'm learning to accept. It makes me human... and fully authentically me.
Also this is the first Christmas in my entire life that I won't get a stocking filled with thoughtful lovely things from my mom, but I'll survive that too and I'll savor and cherish all the love and memories that are still very much ALIVE! The love is almost tangible and as real as anything could possibly be…. It fills me up.
So I'm learning. I'm learning to accept myself right where I am…not comparing myself to anyone else. Why do we do that? Experiences and people are so different…..
Learning to embrace who I am with my own strengths and insights that have been hard earned and picked up along the journey that is uniquely my own.
I'm learning not to edit myself for anyone …
So remember… Remember when you think you aren't making progress in your life that some things just take time… more time than you think you should have to go through … but if you're willing to stay open and teachable the end result will be worth it.