Stand by me …

Without getting into any boring details, I’m going through a rough spot. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it. I still love my life and I am abundantly grateful that I am given the opportunity to wake up each new day to deal with my rough spot.

No, rough spots aren’t fun, but I look at them this way: my track record for dealing with tough situations has been pretty good thus far. Heck, I’ve survived things in my past that I am pretty sure should have killed me. Yet … here I sit (and write). So I am confident I will make it through this one too.

At the end of this mess I hope to be a little wiser, a whole lot stronger and to have made life better. It’s a tall order, but if I stay brave and allow myself to learn I think I finally GOT THIS. Oh, and I must remember that it’s OK to need others. That’s not an easy one for anyone to swallow, but God didn’t leave us all here alone, did He?!?! I believe we were meant to need one another. And boy oh boy, right now, do I ever! Which leads me to my next point.

The best and worst parts of life’s rough patches are usually the changes that relationships go through during them. You find out who REALLY cares about you. People either step up … or sadly, back off. That last one can add a whole lot of loss (and stress) to an already bad situation. And trust me, it just sucks. You feel down right abandoned. It’s a real eye opener to say the least.

Luckily, the past few days I have also received an outpouring of love and support from family and friends that has been overwhelming. There is nothing better than waking to messages and notices from people already trying to brighten your day. And it doesn’t end there! All day, I have people “rooting” for me and reaching out to me. I’ll be honest, it’s humbling. To be on the other side of cheerfulness isn’t easy for this optimistic diehard. But this is where life has taken me on the temporary and I must accept it. All I can say is that I sure am thankful for the ones who have stayed in my life. They are my warrior friends and family and I love them beyond measure. They have picked me up, dusted me off and are trudging through this with me … and I know that couldn’t be in better company.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you appreciate the ones who stand by you!!!

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