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Evening Thoughts

I have been thinking all day about what I would write for today's post. I had a bunch of different things that I wanted to bring up and talk about. Then, work got in the way (when does it not lol) and then making dinner and, well, life. So, as I sit out on my porch, on this beautiful, breezy, moonlit night, I realize that I am happy. And not just the "on the surface happy" that we are all guilty of portraying. I am sincerely deep down in the gut happy and content with where I am in my life right now. If you're anything like me, that will be a huge and considerable feet in and of itself. I have found myself, for far too long, feeling as though something was missing from my life, that maybe, I wasn't doing what I was meant to do. Then, as I look back on my life, and all of the things that I have gone through (and this is my realizing this right this very moment), I am proud of myself for where I am right now and for what I have had to overcome to get here.

Thinking back on my life, how I was able to cope was a huge part of that. I know what you're thinking, coping isn't always healthy or the only thing you need to do, but; for someone who has gone through so much in their life and has not only survived but is now thriving... that is huge. I could start listing all the traumas in my life that I have had to deal with and overcome, but what would that achieve? Honestly, probably nothing, but; then again, it may just help someone else who has been through it. I'm not going to start listing them, not just yet at least. What I will do, is talk about them one at a time, in a way, but not the details. The details are still hard enough for me to hold out in front of me, but; the overall situation and how I was able to cope and work through it I think is a good way to start.

At the end of the day, be proud of YOU. Be proud of yourself for waking up and getting out of bed. Be proud of yourself for brushing your teeth or getting dressed. Be proud of yourself for all the little things you accomplish, no matter how small they may seem and know, that I am proud of you.

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