Monday, December 31, 2012

They Can Smell It On Me, Can't They?

I was feeling a little sad this evening, even a little sorry for myself.  Nothing is really all that wrong, just a few things that didn't quite go my way are making me feel angstful. And then, out of the blue, someone texted me to say that I inspired them to believe that things can get better, even awesome, on the other end of a life reorganization.  This isn't someone I'm particularly close with, just someone I work with who is in an earlier stage of divorce, but apparently even there, I exude "awesome life."

It's true, my life really did become so amazing that it oozes from my pores, leaving a veritable scent of contented happiness in my wake.  It didn't happen overnight.  It wasn't painless.  It's not complete.  And sometimes, I feel like I regress and some old hurt opens back up only more tender than before.

As 2012 comes to a close, I choose to think about the people I love and to be thankful to have or have had them in my life.  I choose to thank God, as I understand Him, for the incredible journey He set me upon and the beautiful family He chose for my travel companions. I choose to make changes, plans and progress this year, all the while with a joyous smile for my truly happy ending.

Happy New Year!