Silver linings...

Messes, Mishaps and Magic…

Now that Halloween is over, as we anticipate turkey with homemade gravy and green bean casserole, our thoughts are led to what we are most thankful for in our lives… Social media bombards us with lists, surveys, pins and tweets asking “What are YOU grateful for??” We are conditioned to answer by rote with all things we expect others want to hear.  This morning though, as I watched beautiful rainclouds dance across the sky, I realized that the storms in our lives are really the things we should be most grateful for….

As a single mom, life can be crazy… Sometimes the storms can outweigh the rainbows.  It’s these storms, however that bring  me the most joy in the long run… They open my heart to the beauty in life.  Almost 10 years ago my life was sent into a tumultuous storm. My husband, who I adored, had an affair with a younger woman and left me with two young boys, one of whom had special needs. I could never have imagined at the time that there would ever be a time I could feel grateful for this, but almost a decade later, I know that those events shaped who I am now…

I'm so happy to be their Mama...
I’m so happy to be their Mama…

As time went by I became stronger than I ever knew I could be. I found strength within my heart I never knew was there. I learned to love myself and who I am.  I think it  helped me be a better mother to my boys and I could not be prouder of the young men they have now become… At 42, I feel a peace and comfort in my life that I am truly grateful for… and without the storms I have weathered, my heart would not be in the place it is  now. For that, I am truly grateful…

 

So as you sip delicious pumpkin lattes and peppermint coffees, remember to be grateful this November for all the mishaps and messes in your own life and see if you can find gratitude in the magic of healing it has brought into your life…

 

 

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