Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yesterday was "Blue Monday"

Supposedly it was the worst day of the year.  The days are short and winter seems endless.  The Christmas bills are overdue, and the New Year's Resolutions have all been broken.  Yuck!

Sadly, several of my friends and acquaintances are going through some serious troubles, and for a couple of them things came to a head within the last couple of days.

Me?  Things are looking up.

If all goes according to schedule, my divorce should be final within a month.  I'm still having some lingering issues with panicky feelings whenever I get an email from my soon-to-be-ex-husband, so I decided to have a few sessions of individual counseling.  The first one was yesterday and I found it very helpful.

Also, yesterday I bit the bullet and joined the Y.  They have water aerobics classes that I can take which will not cause joint pain.  They also have exercise bikes that I can use for a modified Couch-to-5K.

Finally, I'm planning a vacation to take over Spring Break with the kids.  We want to go somewhere warm.  We've had a cold, snowy winter this year which is unusual for where I live.

I want to leave you with something that my counselor gave me.  He told me that my homework is to read and reflect on it every day.  The beginning part will be familiar, but you may have never read the whole thing.

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time,
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next."

Reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy forever in the next life sounds like a great plan.


  1. Thanks for sharing the whole thing...I have not read it before. I used to teach water excersize class for those with arthritis. It kept my old knees moving for 20 plus years before I finally had them replaced. Hope you find the water helps you, too!
    Many blessings to you, sweetie.

  2. Agreed! Reasonably happy here, and supremely happy forever in the next sounds like a great plan!