I’m grateful for not criticizing myself for not keeping up with my weekly Grateful Sunday blogs, Motivational Monday blogs, and Wednesday Share Day blogs. I realize that life gets busy and it’s ok if I’m not perfect keeping my site current.


I’m grateful that I started the process of a blog that I needed to write many months ago. I should have that up in a couple of days. I’ve resisted and avoided doing what I need to do, and I’m grateful that I’m finally at peace to follow what my Higher Power has been telling me over and over for the past couple of years that I need to do.


I’m grateful to relinquish control and to let it go to God, to the universe. I’m aware that I do still have the tendency to want to control outcomes and that awareness will help me catch myself quicker when that happens so I can let it go once again.


I’m grateful for Monster Trucks and spending the time with my nephew and girls. We had an incredible time, not only watching the fun, but great in-depth conversations as well.


Basically, today, I’m grateful for life!

My former spouse reminded me of a remark I had made about her almost ten years ago. This was one of many damaging comments I made about my wife while we were married.


It’s important to realize that when we’re not mindful, words can become daggers that cut into the souls of someone else’s heart. Once we vocalize our faulty thoughts, we can never take them back. We leave shotgun sized holes in a person’s psyche that may never heal.


And sometimes, that person is us.


These stories become the poison that kills the inner child.


These injuries are brought into interactions with family and friends. They’re carried into relationships. They are passed down to children.


This cycle of pain continues from generation to generation, from person to person. People suffer. Society suffers.


There is a solution. It takes persistence. It takes time. It takes courage.


We may uncover parts of ourselves we don’t wanted to face. It may even mean we have to change.


Sometimes we must step into the dark to appreciate the light; experience the winter storms to cherish the summer.

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