April 19, 2019
Good morning. It's not quite seven o'clock and already I've had my breakfast and done my morning blog reading. Even Pogo has finished his breakfast and now he's curled up next to me and having himself a nap. His soft snoring sounds are such beautiful music to my ears.
The temperature now is 41F degrees, and it is supposed to rain most all day. The high temperature today will only get about one or two degrees higher. Tomorrow starts our warm up days with temps in the fifties and lots of sunshine. (of course, that could change!)
Today, a couple of my friends are feeling down in the dumps, and I'm hoping that they can get through their despair very soon. Lord knows, I understand loss and grief. I've been through so much of it myself. But I've learned that once you've gone through the grieving process, you really have to take hold of yourself and look forward so that you can go on.
Losing a loved one is devastating. But we can't afford to hang on to grieving forever because that tends to make the folks around us leave. If we can't move forward, neither can the folks around us. Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying you should forget. I'm saying that you can treasure your precious memories and still go on. No, it's not easy, but then life isn't easy.
Another thing that causes lots of folks so much sadness is the lack of confidence in themselves. So many folks don't think that their lives are important. It's so easy to put ourselves down. But if you take the time to really look into yourself, you'll find that you are very important. Try writing a paper about yourself. By the time this paper is finished, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn some very wonderful things about yourself.
Each one of us has a special gift that makes us unique. Each one of us has a place in this world where we are needed. Once we realize that it's okay to love ourselves, we'll be able to see how many other folks love us too.
Folks, I used to be in this very same situation. Aside from being a mother, there wasn't anything special about me. This feeling was with me from about the age of two or three. While studying for my Masters Degree, (when I was almost 40) I had to write a term paper (for a psychology class) about myself and how I developed my own theories about the how, what and why's in life.
Wow! What an eye opener this assignment was! By the time I had finished, I had a whole new outlook about myself. I had found my purpose, and my self worth. I learned that I was indeed very important to so many people, and loved by so many. I learned to love me too.
That doesn't make me any less of a grouch on my grumpy days. Nor does it put me up on a pedestal. It means that it's okay to be proud of my accomplishments, the most important ones being the wonderful, amazing adults that my children became, and the awesome families they have raised.
So, if you're feeling blue today, take a deep breath and do something nice for yourself. Make a hot cup of tea or coffee, and while you are drinking it take a look outside your window at some of Nature's beauty. Be thankful that you woke up this morning.
I found this on the web a while ago and I'd like to share it with you. I'm so very glad to have all of you in my life. I'm so very blessed.
I had intended to write a very different type of post today, but, well, things change. I just felt that some of you might need a hug and a bit of reassurance that you really are quite awesome.
Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee. Pogo will be waking up soon and I want to spend some time playing and cuddling with him. The joy he brings me is priceless. In a couple hours, Deanne will be coming by with the move, Nine To Five, that we are going to watch together. Tis another great day for me.
I'm off now. So, till tomorrow, love yourself. Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.