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WOW!!!
Very powerful words and a great way to live your life. I like to think that I am tolerant and grateful. But the reality is that I get stuck sometimes. I get caught up in the moment. They can mean so many different things to different people at different times. What do they mean to you?
I write in a journal every night about the things I am grateful for. I went back and read what I wrote a year ago and this quote was there.
A year ago I didn’t have much that I was truely being grateful for. My mom was in the last stages of her cancer, my sisters and I were very tired of the uncertainy and stress.
My job had been bought from another company and things were changing. Making the scenery unfamiliar. Normally I would have embraced the unknown and dug in.
I was separated from my husband not knowing that we would reconcile. My children were off doing their thing and I couldn’t be a good mother to them.
There was just so much going on.....
But if I change the view on my circumstances back then it would have looked like this....
Yes my mom was dying and nothing was going to change that. But she was also going home! I spent some of the most memorable moments with my mom at this time. We would stay up and talk all night. My sisters and I while we would argue we also grew closer. We were more tolerant of our differences.
The company that bought my work was preparing us to be bought by an even bigger fish. Preparing me to say goodbye. Preparing me to be able to let go. Preparing me to change.
Being separated from my husband just made me appreciate his worth more. Helped me to see my worth more clearly. Helped me to see that I really was being a good mother to my daughters by showing love, care and respect to my own mother.
I plan on working harder on being tolerant, accepting change, and being grateful for each moment I have. So when I look back again I will appreciate these words and moments without regret.



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      Inakika wrote Dec 18, 2008
    • Amen! It’s so wonderful to look back and be able to see how far you’ve come. And to see that not only have you made changes, but they have been positive, kudos to you!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 18, 2008
    • Like “virgina slims“, “you’ve come a long way baby” from that entry.  I am so happy that you are having a better relationship with your husband and knowing that you are as good as any mother can be to her kids.

      Stay positive Vikkihappy



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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 18, 2008
    • Just 3 words, but we can ask them of everything we do, everything we feel, everything that is happening around us.  I just may start repeating them to others who are living in negative-ville around me!  Thanks Vikki!



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