What a difference a week makes! I am feeling 100% better!
Thank you for all the prayers and expressions of support. It was helpful to know that other people had confidence in me. This past week, when I doubted my ability to do something, I reminded myself that intelligent people who know me well believe that I am capable.
I also repeated some of the wise phrases that were shared with me in the past week. “You can do hard things”, and “It will turn out better than you think” were particularly useful.
Even without the valuable feedback, writing is therapeutic for me. The act of writing gives my brain a chance to ‘catch up’. Last weekend my brain was completely overwhelmed by the changes it needed to process. I think that is the reason I couldn’t sleep – my mind needed the extra hours to work through everything it was being bombarded with. Writing my thoughts helps my brain process. I highly recommend it as a stress reliever!
This morning, I was reminded that my mother also kept a blog for a brief time. She used it to update family, friends and acquaintances about her cancer journey. (The last entry came up as a Facebook memory today.) She was an excellent writer and coached me to improve my writing skills. I like that we have this in common.
This past week, I connected with many friends, colleagues, and family members in Manitoba. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. It also saddens me that people back home are dealing with their own tragedies and struggles. Life can be so hard. We really need to lean on and support each other. As someone who has needed and accepted support, I can honestly say that it makes a huge difference. I also want the people in my life to know that they can always call on me, and I am happy to listen and be there, even if I can’t help.
Now that Chris and I are becoming more settled into our new jobs and home, I look forward to being able to share more highlights of Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley in future posts. We haven’t been out and about much yet, but I hope you enjoy the few photos I have taken so far.
Take care, and Namaste. (The light and goodness in me sees and honours the light and goodness in you. We are one.)