I am so thankful for the rebuilding process. As muscles break down and rebuild to get stronger so do our spirits. Life is a series of building, breaking down and building again. Sometimes we get stronger as a result of the break, sometimes wiser. And there are times, let's all admit it, when the break is too strong, or too painful or maybe there are just too many losses. And we think - enough, we are just too overwhelmed to rebuild. It is then that we need our friends. We need support and people to prop us up and help us to continue. I am so thankful for those people. For the people that never let me quit. Because not rebuilding is never an option. We must “rise from the ashes like a Phoenix”. My heart hurts for those who have suffered recent losses. I want them to know that each day they will get stronger. Things may not be the same, but they will rebuild and create new memories and be happy again. I know that to be true.
Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful – but also a day to be hopeful. Enjoy your families and friends and all the great food. Take a little time to take it all in and really appreciate the day. Let the dishes sit and don’t worry about it all being ‘perfect’. Enjoy the moment. Happy Thanksgiving.