Finding Good in the Face of Change by Frances Durriseau
I have recently relocated and moved into a new place. It was quite the undertaking, but I’m happy to say I survived it, mostly intact. I have a few bumps and bruises, a bad case of sciatica that has reared its ugly head after being quiet for a long time, and I have some sore muscles that I am dealing with still, but I’m happy with the fact that I have a place to come home to. I am thankful for the ability that I have to feel, even the things that are painful. I am thankful that I have the emotions that I do, and that I can experience love, happiness, joy, sadness, pain, compassion, faith, excitement, and even fear because it all serves a purpose in my life, and it all plays a part into making me who I am. I am thankful for forgiveness, the ability to give it and receive it, because without it, I would be lost, miserable, hopeless, helpless, and endlessly sad. Thankfulness and forgiveness are two of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. They remind us of our humanity. They teach us to stretch our faith and our hope in self and in others and teach us about mercy and grace. They renew our spirits and our hearts. I am very thankful, that in the face of change, which is never easy for me, I can find the good. I’ve always wanted to live beach-side once again, and because change was forced upon me, I get to do that. Stay thankful, my friends, even when it appears that what you are going through is difficult. You might just be led to someplace with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, balmy sea-breezes, and awesomely messy hair!