If you watch T.V. at all I’m sure you have noticed the barrage of Christmas stories, tales, and the like. I myself choose to partake in watching those stories. Some make you laugh but most make you cry. As I find myself in a better place this Christmas season, I see life through a different lens. The same stories I watched last year have a different meaning than they did before. I have noticed that my faith is overflowing and how thankful I am for everything in my life; not that I wasn’t last year. God just had a lot more to show me to get where I am now.
I thought that I had lost so much after my relationship ended, but really I had gained so much from it. I needed to look at it from that perspective and God showed me how. The how involved some hurt and more pain as I realized or became more aware of the situations I was faced with. There was that small part of me that kept holding on to what, I’m not sure; a memory, the thought of what could have or should have been, the exceptional moments we shared; maybe all of these.
But the good Lord revealed to me a few weeks ago who this man has become. I was saddened. But it did allow me to let go of that last little piece. So many of us are holding on to that piece and we don’t realize how it is keeping us from moving on. As soon as I let go, I felt like the white dove after the cage door opens and he flies away. It was such a freeing experience.
As I watch those Christmas stories, as sappy as some of them are:) It reminds me that Christmas is about caring, giving of yourself, and of Family. I love this time of year. And with my strengthened faith I know that I have to worry about nothing. God is taking care of me. And what he puts in front of me is part of his plan.
I have no ill feelings for anyone from my past. I keep them in my prayers and wish only the best for them. The experiences I shared with them will always be a part of who I am.
One of the best parts that I was fortunate to keep, was the big, lovable, Garfield looking Cat. He loves me, takes care of me, and lays at my side when I need comforting. What a blessing that animal has been.
Let us all try to take in this holiday season with a new perspective and find joy in what we have. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes!!
May this holiday season bring joy and peace into your life.
As always, keep moving forward,
My lovable boy!