Monday, March 28, 2022

Coming Out Of The Storm

Some thoughts on walking through the storm & my new life perspective.

My kiddo had a sleepover at Grandma's house on Friday night.  I did my usual nightly activities when B has a sleepover & woke up on Saturday morning planning to clean my house.  

I was listening to music & getting ready for the day when a thought popped in my head:  'I should go watch the sunrise from the lake'!  I quickly looked up the sunrise time & decided I could make it to the lake in time.  I was seriously cutting it close but I made it!  

I debated on even going in the first place.  Then I asked myself 'When this all ends am I going to miss cleaning my house or miss seeing the sunrise from the lake?'.  The sunrise obviously won.

I live my life a lot differently now.  When I saw firsthand how short life can truly be, it permanently changed my perspective.  I try to see the best in every situation.  I let a lot of things go.  I don't hold on so tightly anymore to situations that aren't serving my happiness.

I heard the greatest quote on TikTok (of all places!):  "When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.".  

A year ago, I had no idea my life would be turned upside down.  I didn't know I would even be a parent, let alone a single parent.  I didn't know I would be a widow.  The most important thing going on in my life was convincing my husband to build me a greenhouse.

I had no idea of the storm I was about to walk through.

I am not the same person who walked into the storm.

I was recently in a situation where I could have been absolutely terrible to someone.  Instead, I hope I handled it with grace.  I sent them a text with good vibes headed their way because we all deserve nothing but blue skies every single day.

It can all end in an instant & I have to choose happiness.

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