So Far Not So Good
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Well, just like many people I started 2011 with high hopes that THIS year will be better than the previous years. I made my resolutions and rang in the new year with high expectations. Then real life set in and the walls of my hopes and expectations came tumbling down as fast as Jack and Jill down the hill.
I started the new year with a weird throat infection that no one knows what is was. I found out I need surgery on a cyst on my pinky finger. My aunt made her annual January trip to the hospital. I am having severe stomach issues, and have to wait until February to start the whole process of finding out what is wrong. All this in just the first 2 weeks of 2011.
So what am I to do? Well, I could lock myself in my room and never come out. I could get grumpy and give into the disasters. I could forget all that I resolved to do this 2011. I could live in fear that my illnesses will get worse and my test results will lead to more heartbreak. I could give up on the house renovations and literally let the ceilings come down on me. I also could be afraid for my family’s health and give into my fear of being alone.
Well, unfortunately for the stress fairy I have a weapon to combat all that is thrown at me. It is something inexpensive that everyone can get. It is called HOPE! I am not going to give into the negativity and darkness that seems to surround me like smog in a big city. Sure I have my pity party days, but in the end that doesn’t do anyone any good. Not myself and defiantly not my family. So, I will chug along and take things as they come. I firmly believe that GOD does not give us more than we can handle, even if our situations are full of despair. Within all of us is a strength that can move mountains. As long I keep faith, hope, and love alive I know things will be OK!