Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom ~ Letter to Myself

4 Apr

“If you are brave enough to say goodbye life will reward you with a new hello.

Paulo Coehlo

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I’ve been involved in a divorced and separated support group at my church for several years. People have come and gone, according to their needs and situations, but all who have participated were there for the same thing. All we’re looking to heal and share, either looking for support or giving support. When the group started over three years ago, I was already in a better place than I was in 2013. Back in those days, I was a messy molten mess of pain and uncertainty. I was hoping to help those just starting out in their painful journey.

A couple of weeks ago, our fearless leader, Christy, asked the group to write a letter of goodbye, as a healing exercise. We were supposed to say goodbye to our past and all the things we thought life would be like before divorce. I’m not one to follow directions, and I was feeling beyond that phase in my life. I also felt that saying goodbye was a bit negative, so I decided to say hello instead. Here is my letter.

Dear Me,

Hello my dear friend. Instead of writing a goodbye letter today, I’m writing a hello letter. I have spent the past six years saying good-bye to so many things. I’ve said goodbye to…the man I loved for forty-three years, my home, my financial security, my integral family unit, and my blind faith in a forever and ever fairy tale love. But most of all, I said goodbye to my old naive rose colored glasses mentality. I can see clearly now.

Now, I say hello to my strength, independence, freedom, self-assurance, hope, and endless dreams and possibilities. Now, I also say a huge hello to my un-yielding faith that has gotten me through the painful goodbyes, to be here in this peaceful place called hello.

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”

― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Love always,

Me

One Response to “Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom ~ Letter to Myself”

  1. ChecheWinnie April 4, 2019 at 6:53 am #

    Wow 😘😘 Am joining you in saying hello to a new chapter. Those words are very inspiring.

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