I don’t know if you sit and take a look at the last year on New Year’s eve, but I do. I look back and see the things that went well and the things that didn’t go so well. I’ve done this I guess since I became an adult.
Since I finally made the conscious decision to delete the toxic people out of my life…both “friends” and family members…my year has not been one of chaos and stress. Oh, sure, there have been problems to solve, flat tires, and a car that died and had to be replaced…but that is “just life” not drama. Sure it was a financial blow when my car suddenly died and couldn’t reasonably be fixed, but “stuff happens” and that’s okay. That’s life.
Had the ‘coons and possoms get into my poultry and there is even a bob cat in the area (caught on a neighbor’s game camera) but those “problems” are different from problems that are deliberately caused by someone abusing us or taking advantage of us, or of the sadness we feel when someone we love has done something “bad” or broken the law.
It seems like the weather has been awful, floods all around me (thank goodness I live on a hill) and a foot of rain in December but the weather is not “out to get me” deliberately, it JUST IS WHAT IT IS. It doesn’t emotionally drain me, it doesn’t heart my heart because the weather has been “bad.”
It’s true that “bad things happen to good people” and houses blow away, wash away, trees topple onto cars and houses in storms but those are just “things” and we can just “deal” with those things…or even swear and go on. (LOL)
It actually amazes me looking back over 2015 what a good year it has been, even with the “bad” things that have happened here and there, but those things are “handleable,” where a betrayal from someone we love is much more difficult to “handle” when your heart is breaking.
I’m looking forward to the new year, new opportunities, and I feel confident that I can handle whatever comes along. I hope that your new year is a good one as well. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!