Welcome to the 2021!
I have lived a historical 2020 and survived. Personally, I am counting my blessings, holding my family and friends closer and appreciating even more the simple things in life. Each of us has many things to
be thankful for.
I always chose ...
... to look on the bright side of life, considering my cup half full instead of half empty. Choosing this outlook helps me get through those cold, dreary winter days when depression could easily take over. We as women have a lot on our plates. We must be supportive of our partners, watch over our children and keep life flowing for those we love.
For 2021, I am pledging to take better care of myself emotionally and physically. I have learned over the years that the ones we love will understand if you have to step back and take a breath. It took me many years to realize this. I was the mom that was always at the events, had everything planned out and prepared. I would get up early, get everyone ready for school, work 8 hours at my job only to come home, put on my mom hat and get everyone and everything lined up for the next day.
I gave myself no “me time”.
The end result was an exhausted woman.
It took a divorce from 22 years of marriage and several other failed relationships for me to realize that no matter what, I was important and deserved better for my mental and emotional health.
My daughter told one of my friends that “My mom did it the right way”.
That comment made me realize all my years of hard work raising my children and the sacrifices I made was worth it. My daughter saw everything I did and understood the sacrifices I made for her and her brother. My heart soared when my friend told me this. My point is ladies, NEVER give up on yourself and the things you do to get through the day to day life.
What you are doing might seem that it is going unnoticed, but it is not.
Our loved ones see what we do, and appreciate it more than we think!
Let’s hold are heads high and make 2021 a phenomenal year!
Remember #YouAreNotAlone in this thing called LIFE.
Together we can do it!
- Lisa, Assistant Executive Director
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