I’ve been surrounded by a ton of drama this week, not mine, but for a couple of my very dear girlfriends. I find myself waking up in the middle of the night praying for them, praying for their strength and clarity. Praying for people to come into their life and hold their hand…offer a ray of sunshine throughout their day.
I think about these difficult moments in their lives, and they remind me of the ones I’ve been through myself. I look back now and think, “HOLY SHIT!! HOW THE HELL DID I SURVIVE THAT!! NOT ONLY SURVIVE….I THRIVED!!!”
I dug up and read a few of my old journals and blogs during my 3-year hell of divorce after an 18 year marriage, losing my home and moving multiple times, etc… and found the common denominator which got me out of the darkness.
For those of you who do not know my story or may have forgotten, just a reminder, I had just moved to Massachusetts when all this happened. My family was in Miami. I hadn’t made any friends here, so there was no one I could cry my eyeballs out.
I was teaching 14 classes a week. Thank God I had a therapist. And along the way, I had people come into my life who I can safely say, saved me.
Like a muscle which needs to be exercised, fed and rested, so does our spirit.
Nourish It Daily.
Whatever that may be….
Prayer. Meditation. Journal. Naps. Exercise. Practice Yoga. Take long walks with a friend. Prepare A Meal from scratch. Have a hot cup of tea on your favorite chair. Read inspirational quotes and books.
You must do this daily.. It can be 15 min. 1 hour…
During these difficult times You can’t strengthen your soul once a week or once a month or on a long weekend, that’s like hitting the gym once a week, eating C.R.A.P. and expecting results!!
In order stay strong we must strengthen our spirit. Daily.