I took advantage of this time of turbulence, turned off technology for one entire day and did a little soul searching. We all get caught up in the daily hustle-and-bustle of what we call "life" outside of work: cell phones, internet, TV, kindle, texting, facebook, movies, pinterest, gossiping, etc. I am very grateful for such luxuries, because each allows me to enjoy mindless activities. But that's all they are, MINDLESS. I spent time with myself, my thoughts, my feelings all the while embracing life's beauty. I went to the bookstore to buy a book instead of uploading it to my kindle. I then decided to sit outside with a cup of tea and my book. There were times I would just sit there, close my eyes to take in the different sounds, smells, and warmth around me. I began to realize how such little things in life are so often taken for granted, then I opened my new book to read the first quote. [ Let me preface that while I am a believer in God and a spiritual person, I do not intend to push my faith or beliefs upon anyone. I am simply stating quotes from various religions and sources that have inspired and aided in my recent soul searching. So, take what you want from it. ]
"Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
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So my life is somewhat getting back to normal, and I am finally able to enjoy what's left of summer. While I have endured such a trying time, I am grateful for the experience as it has made a better person of me in the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the love and continued support. Big virtual HUG to each of you! I leave you all with one last inspiring quote:
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has a cause to think within deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."