In order to love…

This one is a real struggle for me when I think about what I call “the rebound from hell.” I suppose I’m still forgiving myself for this. How did that mistake make me who I am? Without that mistake, perhaps I would not value what I have today as much. It made me more compassionate for people who stay in unhealthy relationships. It makes me more thankful for the infinitely healthier relationship I have now. It helps me work on accepting the past and ultimately, forgiveness. I wrap my arms around that confused, hurting woman I was 16 years ago, knowing that God forgives me. Thank you, dear Natalie, for the opportunity to process this a little further…..

Sacred Touches

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**Photo taken in her yard by Natalie; text added by Natalie

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Curve Balls, Lessons, and Blessings

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Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Asking “Why did this happen to me, when I  tried so hard to be good?” didn’t really help. I didn’t want to look at my part in the divorce because it just hurt too much. But eventually, I was able to look at it objectively.

I had felt overwhelmed trying to please everybody, so I focused on my job and made sure the kids were taken care of. My husband felt neglected and left our twenty year marriage. After a long time, I stopped beating myself up. I learned to love myself again and began the long process of forgiveness.

It took years, but the love and forgiveness is what made things better. The lessons I learned along the way have enriched my life and brought blessings I would never have imagined.

How has time given you a different perspective on the curve balls you’ve been thrown?

This post was inspired by https://simplisticinsights.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/curve-balls/

Stop Chasing

Stop chasing the wroing things

It worked for me! In the meantime, I learned to love me again.

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Confidence

Confidence

Or, will I like them?

Of course we want people to like us. We are designed for community. But everyone is not going to like us. And everyone is not going to be good for us.

I’m thankful for my friends, for their love and support, for being able to share tears and laughter. But I know I can be okay alone, because we are never really alone. There’s always God, or whatever you want to call that divine power who loves us no matter what. And there are dogs, those divinely created experts in unconditional love.

Then there are cats. Cats have their own special kind of confidence. Some of them are experts.

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Just Kidding

“Each time I shut my computer down, I throw my head back in maniacal laughter and scream “Fool! I was only using you!”                                                                – Bridger Winegar

(Just kidding. I appreciate my computer. I really do.)

I haven’t posted on “Loving Me, Too,” lately because I was trying to change my address here to something anonymous, but there were technical difficulties. In the process, I’ve decided I need to focus most of my time on my primary blog, “Anything is Possible,” where I write as joannaoftheforest. (Don’t tell anybody about my secret identity!)

I’ll still post here some because I’ve accumulated fifty drafts!

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One-Liner Wednesday: We The People

“America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We The People.’ ‘We Shall Overcome.’ ‘Yes, We Can.’”

— Barack Obama

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I hardly ever watch the news, because it’s so toxic, but I’ve seen and heard glimpses of hope in the reminders that there are three branches of government which provide checks and balances, just like we learned in elementary school.

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Un-cluttering

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“As I unclutter my life,
I free myself to answer
the callings of my soul.”

– Dr Wayne Dyer

I  found this quote at Purple Rays

I was making progress at un-cluttering my home. Then, my soulmate found me again and we combined households. Still, it’s worth the extra stuff to have him around – more than ever since my father died. Now, I get to go through my father’s clutter. Still, it’s worth it for my father to be with the love of his life again and all the memories I will treasure.

I will take this ones step at a time, one pile of papers at a time. It will be okay.

One-Liner Wednesday is brought to us by Linda G. Hill at

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