Maintaining hope in challenging times

“Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” …  Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I look at the news and I wonder how things went so terribly awry.  Often I look out at the world and I shake my head at the signs of chaos that I see arising in almost every country.  And I must confess that there are times when I wonder how Capital “L” Life is ever going to turn this whole mess around.  Then I remember sweet, wounded … yet eternally hopeful Marilyn … looking at the world through her pretty rose-colored glasses and reminding me that: “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.”

I’ve definitely had those falling-apart times in my life.  I’m willing to bet that most of us have.  Like most people when I was in the midst of them they seemed overwhelming and never-ending.  It was only in retrospect that I could see Life’s jumbo-sized hand guiding me onto a different path … and you know what?  Those new paths really were better ones.  Now “better” didn’t always mean that everything was perfect.  In the days of my ongoing medical challenges “better” often meant less painful … but it was still better!

These days I can use my 20-20 hindsight to see that the new paths that Life and I are walking are pretty darn fantastic.  I seem to have cleared the acute falling-apart phase of things and have landed in a space where my better days are falling-together.  Miss Perky, Ms. Sunshine, the kitties and I are exploring our new life from within our bright, sunny and upbeat new home … and I am happy to say that the Falling-Apart Deluge is disappearing over the horizon.  I just checked the Celestial Weather Station and it’s reporting an influx of new opportunities, new friends and awesome new neighbours … all slated to fall together starting immediately.  It is truly happy-dance time out here!

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


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