A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu
Life has its own path of twists and turns, many of which are made by our own free will or the free will of others in our tribe. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control can also throw a proverbial monkey wrench into our life paths, causing us to traverse mountains and rugged terrain as we sort through changes that we may have never wanted to see coming.
What I’ve found to help me as I’ve traversed rocky terrain has been to add love to every situation by throwing in a dash of positive thinking, forgiveness for myself and others, a splash of kindness and compassion and a letting go of the reigns of responsibility and control to which I sometimes grip too tightly. A continual reminder to keep gratitude in the forefront has aided my healing as well. Keeping the faith and allowing the Universe to help me has created much positivity and peace in my life. Lastly, connecting with others, opening my heart, mind and soul to trusted friends who have helped me when I’ve stumbled, has made the journey more endearing and has lessened the angst.
For me, I always feel as though I can do anything if someone else believes in me and walks along with me on this chapter of life’s path in a companionable way. Connect with me, hold my hand (not necessarily physically, but emotionally), for awhile, link arms with me in friendship and support and know the difference between listening, advising and telling.
I am here, hopefully back to blogging as I have missed you all very much. I pray that while I’ve been absent from blogging that you have been well, continuing to shine your heartlights and being you ~ a loving, supportive community of heartlit writers who care! You know, I’m your biggest fan!