My last post was 4 months ago. The one before that was a year prior. I used to publish a weekly blog, for a couple of years, EVERY Monday, without fail. Have you abandoned our blog? Absolutely not! So what has been the problem?
I thought it was writer’s block. That’s not really the case. This morning it hit me. I’m happy! You see while the blog is entitled “A Cup of Cheer” it was born out of sadness and despair. 12 years ago I lost my dad very quickly to cancer. It took me years to recover from this loss. That was followed a few years later by the loss of my grandmother, also to cancer, for whom I was a part-time caretaker. Add to that mix a deteriorating marriage and a family history of depression and you can begin to see how I may not have been in the best place.
But I did not like this place. I am a thinker and figured I could think my way out of these feelings. My thoughts materialized into two outlets – exercise and this blog. I wrote this blog to encourage you to think good thoughts and be happy but the person I was speaking to most was ME!
Well, I sit here typing from a new state I moved to 3 yrs ago. I am 2 days away from celebrating my third wedding anniversary and life is good. I am happy, and thus I’ve struggled to write this blog. Sounds weird, right? Well, dear readers, in case you’ve yet to figure it out I’m a study in contradictions. At any rate, I realized a bit ago that I still have things to write about and I’m committing to my weekly share again.
And, if the person I described above is you – someone down in the dumps, struggling to find your happy – I encourage you to find your outlet. There is peace on the other side. You will get through it. It may be difficult. It may take some time, but you will find your joy again.
By the way, I’m also struggling to exercise the way I used to. Go figure!!
Thanks for sticking with me. You all are the best!
Peace and Blessings