"Going Through" During the Holidays
"Going Through" during the Holidays
As I was deciding what to write about, it dawned on me that I'm in the middle of a divorce. Seems I've been focusing on everything and everyone else to the exclusion of myself as usual. It occurred to me that I'm probably not the only who is "going through" something right now. Here we are smack dab in the middle of the most festive time of the year. What a time to be going through a divorce. Especially since my ex- husband and I were married on Christmas Eve. My daughter was born a year later on Christmas day. What a mixture of emotions I'm feeling right now as the finality of my married life looms. I'm happy and sad at the same time. Maybe you can relate. What are you going through right now?
Transitions, death, illnesses, accidents, and life in general don't stop because everyone is celebrating. Things happen in God's own time. How we respond is the measure of our happiness and sanity. How are you responding right now as you go through? I am enjoying what I have now and looking ahead to the future. I plan to enter the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in 2009 so I welcome this transition as a time to focus on my goals. I also look back fondly at all of the good that happened in 2008. I decided to promote recovery from substance dependence as Mrs. Southeastern Michigan United States, 2008, and found a whole other level of satisfaction. Having a mission in life that came from my own experience has been very fulfilling. I also received an unexpected but tremendous blessing this year in the form of answered prayer. I will write more about this next year. I found a way to reach out to even more women at besteveryou.com. I lived my goal to have fun this year, so on the whole I'd say this year has been great!
Which brings me to the point. As you go through trials during this joyous season, try to keep the perspective of the good that has happened to you throughout the year. Even during the worst of times, we woke up every morning. We has food to eat and a place to sleep. We enjoyed an historic presidential race and celebrated a new era in American history. We saw hope return to our nation. That gives me something to smile about regardless of what I'm "going through.
I'm happy to hear from you with your struggles, hopes, and conundrums. To receive a confidential response from the on line Counseling Expert, go to: besteveryou.com
Have a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year!