Monday, December 24, 2012

Reflection on 2012

In thinking about this time 2 years ago, then last year and now this year, I am the luckiest person ever. Life is so much better. It still really hurts but the 'good' is pure. The good was really diluted during my marriage. Now happy is happy. Sad is sad. Sad isn't resentful and happy isn't laced with guilt or longing.

In Brene Brown’s final blog post for the year, she says, “Yes, softening into joy is uncomfortable. Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it’s vulnerable. But every time we allow ourselves to lean into joy and give in to those moments, we build resilience and we cultivate hope. The joy becomes part of who we are, and when bad things happen—and they do happen—we are stronger”.

In 2010, I survived. In 2011, I discovered the strength of my resilience. This year, I softened to joy. In 2013, I will hope.

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