Today has been one of those days. I've been nursing a sore throat received from mowing the lawn. It's dry in my neck of the woods and much dust and many allergens got kicked up by the mower. So this morning was less than fun for me while getting my bearings.
Last evening, however, I attended a seminar where one of my fellow Dream Coaches presented. The business presentation taught us the importance of going for our dreams, how to dress for success, and stories help our audiences to learn.
Albeit a late night, I got enough sleep, but my throat was killing me because it was very dry. Along with the dryness and soreness, there was a sadness to this day: My mother-in-law had a brain aneurysm twenty years ago, creating a different kind of pain.
Edna was a young sixty-four; her unexpected passing left us all with a grief never before experienced. I am amazed how much time has gone by and how quickly those years flew.
My mother-in-law was a fun-loving lady; loved her giant water pistols, her minature doll-house furniture, and especially, her music boxes, but not more than her grandchildren.
I tell this part in my book, "fiftysomething: The Unknown, Dreams, and Paths," but I remember standing at Edna's wake wailing, "I don't know what I'm going to do without her!"
To this day, I swear she went immediately to Heaven to help her family who were left behind. The strength and character developed in her youngest children and older grandchildren was a phenomenal thing to witness -- especially my own. My safety net was taken away, forcing me to stand on my two feet, to grow up for my own children.
Although Edna's passing was a huge loss to me, I gained an immeasurable sense of confidence and surety -- because I had to. This growth-spurt outweighed the fourteen inches I grew in two years when younger!
What safety net is holding you from falling? Is it possible the net is holding you back, not allowing you to grow?
“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind” ~Marcel Proust
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee is co-facilitator and co-owner of the Coaches Circle Mastermind groups and is a regular columnist for the online community of DreamUniversity.com. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Toastmasters International.
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