and 3 dollars to my name
by: April Anne Silverman
Basically within a year I lost my house, my car, my marriage, my home, my business, all my money, and almost my sanity. Keep in mind, these are just the big ticket items.
Yet I am still here. Breathing. Living. The world does go on. A good friend the other day said that when life does this to us, it’s making room for good stuff. When times get really tough, we must stay focused on the positive.
Granted, I’ve had my moments where I just wanted to give up. Cried myself to sleep. Couldn’t get out of bed. But each time something negative was thrown at me, I rebounded stronger and wiser.
Instead of sitting here going, “Why me?” I’m instead going, “Ok, lesson learned there.” I see nothing that has happened to me as a failure, but a lesson. These would only be failures if I gave up.
So as the new year is about to come to a start I sit here thinking about how nothing but possibilities lie ahead for me. Nothing is holding me back now. My destiny is truly in my own hands. Any ties to my past are now left in 2011, whether I wanted them all there or not.
My life has gone through a complete and total cleansing. Like a Phoenix, I am rising from the ashes in 2012.
So where will this new year lead this little yogi?
This story is still being created. Lots of possibilities though!
I will say this though, that even though I have lost so much this year, I found something that can never be taken from me. LOVE. I had no idea how much love I was surrounded by. Simply amazing and at times overwhelming.
So here is to all the beautiful, inspiring, supporting, amazing friends in my life. I love you all.
So let’s raise our glasses and our spirits to the adventures that await us in 2012.