I must need a very good cleansing! 🙂
Whether I joke or not, I am also on a spiritual journey. In my viewpoint, you cannot truly be healthy without a healthy spirituality (no, I am NOT talking about religion…if you don’t know the difference, wiki it).
There is one thing that I know…the past two years have kicked my butt. When I wrote a list of all of our family struggles, I was amazed at what we had survived and overcome.
I also know, within my heart of hearts, that all of the hard times have a purpose. I am growing spiritually (AND shrinking…haha), I am being humbled, I am learning a firsthand lesson on compassion. I have been brought to my knees. BUT (and that is a big, Zumba-hurtin’ “but”):
Without the tough times,
you can never experience the happy times,
because you simply won’t recognize them!
I can think of women in my lifetime who lived lives of very little “stress” or life upheaval because they were taken care of, had great kids, a busy but wonderful husband…but they felt like they had never lived. Their whole lives went along skippingly. That is certainly NOT ME! (Is it you?)
Or at least, it hasn’t been me since the past two years. Looking back, even with the pain and struggle, I can also see some of the BEST moments of my entire life. The summer that I had both boys, James and Ashton, AND the grandkids, Delle and Bubba, living with me was AWESOME! It was the kind of family summer that I dreamt of having when I was a little girl. Our family truly connected, despite all else.
Lord, I accept the cleansing, please help me to be open to seeing the blessings instead of the struggles! Amen.