Good Morning All,
I have been deeply touched by the kind words from you all following my blog yesterday but I have to confess I seem to have made it a sob story rather than the uplifting blog it was supposed to be.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not adverse to a sob story, in fact I am Queen of that genre, but it was supposed to be a tool for the real message which is that bad times pass. I appear to have focused too much on those bad times.
I guess what I am saying is that last week I was in a terrible state emotionally, physically, financially etc. etc. It happened, it wasn't nice and I needed help at the time.
Today, however, I have got up, coloured my hair (10.30am and still not washed though), sorted out some pressing creditors, spoken to my children and feel ready to face the day with a more balanced approach.
We cannot protect ourselves from the bad times during which we question how we can find the strength to carry on. We find that strength though because we know from our experience that this bad time will pass. It will get better and we find the will within us and with the help of others to carry on.
By using this site though, we are each of us demonstrating that we can reach out to seek and offer help. It is lovely to read the positive posts because it gives us insight into the potential for change. The sadder and more desperate posts are a reminder to us that even in the blackest of times we find the strength and courage to reach out and look for a way forward - they are not a sign of weakness, they are a sign of strength.
So, for everyone who is going though a really bad time at the moment (including myself), just hold on - it will pass. xx