This morning I was wandering back in time through my old writings The ones I wrote when I was struggling to accept the end of my marriage. As I read through I formed a word cloud in my head. The words I saw most were afraid, alone, lost, doubt, false. It reminded me of the intense pain I felt at the time
Now, three years later, there are still times I have those feelings but they are softer, weaker, less consuming.
Now the words I attach to most are free, hopeful, energized, enlightened, brave. I marvel at the changes in my thoughts and feelings. The resiliency of my spirit to recover from that which I feared I could never endure.
Over the years I hear myself counseling my students, telling them things I know. But-sometime forget to tell myself. All things are temporary especially feelings. It is necessary to feel them, embrace them, but always know- no matter how painful the moment may be…it to shall pass.