Monday Raves: What’s Going Right in Your Life? September 16, 2013
Happy Monday! Hope everyone is doing well. I am feeling a lot of powerful emotions right now, so this won’t be my normal Monday Raves post. I had some upheavals in my children’s school and emotions churning about some decisions I wanted to make over the past week. Then, yesterday, our next door neighbor passed away suddenly. Our husband had just been in our neighbor’s yard talking to him an hour before and unexpectedly, he had a heart attack and was gone. He is only one year older than my husband. He was a genuinely nice man and his whole family are wonderful people. He had two children, one a junior in high school and one a sophomore in college, who still lived at home. We aren’t close to them, but we chat with them in the neighborhood and we help each other out by watching each others pools and houses when we are out-of-town. I can’t say why but I’m just over-run with really deep sadness right now. One reason is that I tend to, as many people do, pick up on the emotions of people around me. I have learned to control it a lot and let go of feelings that aren’t mine, but this seems to link to some strong emotions that I need to feel.
I know that I have a lot to rave about in my life and things are getting better every day. But today, I’m going to be sweet to myself and let myself honor what I’m feeling. I know that the list of raves is in me, but I just can’t connect with them at this moment. I’m sure I will soon enough. Who knows, I may feel better in an hour. For now, I’m honoring how I where I am, but I would LOVE to hear what you are raving about and I hope to add my own list soon.
In the meantime, if you’d like some more uplifting reading, check our Kristin Michelle Brown’s fabulous post on changing your mood. Also, If you’d send our light, love, prayers, or any kind of positive energy to my nieghbors, I would greatly appreciate it.
Michelle Martin Dobbins