“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”

~ Alan Cohen

As another year is quickly coming to an end, I find myself looking back at what this year has delivered. I have been reminded that life has a way of flipping completely upside down if that is what it takes to get you to be where you are supposed to be. I have been shown who my true friends are. I am grateful for each one, because I have learned how endearing and exceptional a true friend really is. They are few and far between!

I am finally starting to believe that all things in this crazy life are happening because that is exactly how it is supposed to happen. I don’t have to understand why people come and go in my life whether I am ready for them to or not, it’s remembering that I am surrounded by those who love me.

I have discovered that it is possible to find your true self after you have forgotten what makes you who you are. That losing yourself in something you believe in is forgivable because it proves that you are a passionate and dedicated soul. Shame on those who take advantage of that.

I am most grateful for my husband and two girls. Through everything, they are what gives me the strength to believe. I can let go of 2011, because I know that great things are lying ahead for us in the new year. I won’t continue to dwell on what has happened or what I have lost. I see how blessed my life is, I will focus on that!


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