Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012


2012 proved to be a very interesting year, or maybe I should say a very stressful year! However, even though we had a few months of total stress, I did not allow the stress to overtake my happiness. As I watched my wonderful husband break down emotionally while working on our bathroom project from hell, I suddenly learned a valuable life lesson. My husband needed me right by his side praising him every step of the way while rebuilding our bathroom. During that nightmare project, I also learned that we can rely on ourselves to make it through difficult situations. 

During this past year, I lost two very special people in my life. A wonderful friend and a sister-in-law made their journey to the other side. What valuable life lesson did I learn from their passing? I learned to never put off till tomorrow what you should do today! If your intuition is telling you to contact someone, you better do it quickly, or that person may be taken from you before you have an opportunity to say good bye.

2012 also brought me the realization that no matter how hard we try to make things right with certain people, and no matter how hard we try to prove our worth to those people, there are still going to be people who won't accept your kindness and generosity. My husband taught me a very valuable life lesson this past year! He told me that no matter how hard I try to be nice and no matter how good of intentions I mean to share with others, there will always be people who look at what I do with negative eyes. This leads to another life lesson which is to accept what we cannot change and move on. As long as I tried to make things right, that is all I can do. I cannot force people to want to associate with me. I can change what I can, but I need to let God take care of the rest. 

These are just a few life lessons I have learned this year. Each day is a learning experience, and it is up to you to recognize the life lesson in everything you choose to do in your lifetime. May you learn valuable life lessons every single day in 2013!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30, 2012


On Christmas day, I logged on to this blogger site. My plan was to write about how blessed we are and how we don't need extravagant gifts in order to have a wonderful Christmas holiday. When I logged on to my blogger profile, I noticed that I had a comment waiting for me to approve before publishing. Well, it wasn't a very nice comment, and whoever left the comment did so anonymously, so I have no idea who I offended with my last post. That nasty gram that I read nearly ruined a perfectly wonderful holiday. However, I could not allow this to happen. Why would I allow someone (who was cowardly and who couldn't even leave their real name) have so much power over me that I would allow it to ruin my holiday? 

Do you know what I did? I deleted the comment, and I even deleted the post that it was attached to. I guess some people don't like it when we are honest and we lay it all out there as to why my family has chosen to live our lives alone. Sometimes, it wasn't entirely our choice. Sometimes, we've been told to stay away from the extended family.

Well, enough about that. If the person who left me that comment on November 25 would like to discuss why my post offended them so greatly, I would enjoy sitting down with you and explaining my point of view. However, I will not allow someone whom I don't even know to ruin my happiness and joy!