The minority of days has been spent in sadness and sorrow. Cancer has been diagnosed in a close family member, a close friend’s granddaughter was admitted to the ICU with an infection that almost took her life, and word had been passed along that an even closer family friend’s son was electrocuted in a construction accident.
The polar ends of life.
Family comes in all shapes and sizes. Did you have one of those families where the parents were best friends, their kids all became best friends, and the kids of those kids also became best friends? That’s how we were with this particular family.
I’m supposed to be the transition strategist/specialist; the one who knows what to do when challenging times comes knocking on the door. At least, that’s what I told myself throughout the day. So, I decided to once again, follow my own advice. Step back, take a breath or two, know that I’m OK, and although there has been loss, I’m still here and alive. I cried tears to my husband and a friend, washing away the shock and sadness of the day.
As much as I tried to shut down to recoup, to just be, I couldn’t stay away from social media. I looked for inspirational quotes, funny photos; I read what others had on their mind, commenting here and there.
A fellow Dream Coach®, Betty Liedtke (pictured at the right), recently returned home from a trip of doing awesomely amazing work in the world. She is true inspiration as she follows her heart, her dreams, and her love of life with people in need of Uganda. And to think the journey here happened all because of a speech she gave during a Toastmasters meeting.
The pain of my immediate situations has not lessened, yet, feel better equipped to handle the emotions still to come.
To all of you that are online talking about and sharing your dreams and passions, I would like to say thanks, for making my day a little brighter and easier, and to keep me a bit grounded amidst a storm of change.
“It's going to be an adventure, and it's going to be a challenge. But I'm looking forward to it more than I can say.” ~Betty Liedtke
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 has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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