In My Life

For the past year, I’ve worked extremely hard on repairing some broken relationships.  It took a lot of patience, trust, honesty and understanding to rebuild those relationships, but it was so worth it.  Now, my life is full of laughter rather than pain.

Or so I thought.  As I expended my energy into one relationship, other relationships unraveled because I hadn’t been as plugged into some big events as I should have been.  My lack of presence and support was perceived as a lack of empathy.

When I heard I let my sister and friends down for various reasons, it stopped me dead in my tracks.  Somehow between running around after my family and running in races, I had missed some important events and it’s not like me to not be there for loved ones.  However in these incidences, I wasn’t and I hurt them terribly.  When I heard I let them down, I cried for weeks.

Even now, the pain I know I caused brings tears to my eyes. I live a rich life because of my family and friends. Their relationships are bountiful blessings. Without them, my life would be empty and lonely.

Somehow I have to find balance between my own family, my extended family on both sides and my friends.That’s why I am so grateful for the 30 Day Challenge, because it forces me to stop and remember everything and everyone that is important in my life, whether it’s spending time with them or sending them a note to say, “I love you. I appreciate you in my life.”

Of course with schedules, it’s hard to coordinate time to spend together, but we’ll make it happen.  And for that, I’m thankful.


For the next four Music Mondays, I’ll be counting my blessings through song.  Each week in November, I will be singing my praises and giving thanks by sharing a song that symbolizes one of the many blessings in my life.  Come count your blessings with me and link up while you’re here.  What a blessing that would be!

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  1. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Friends and family are tremendous blessings. I like your song pick for this week, very beautiful! I hadn’t forgotten it. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend!

  2. cooper says:

    Finding balance is not easy…and it constantly shifts. You can’t please everyone but i understand the need to be there for those most important to you. The trick is not losing yourself in the process. Great song of my beatle faves…

  3. Xmasdolly says:

    I totally agree with you. Sometimes life is so complicated & you don’t know which way to turn everything starts to lack. I find out when that happens I lay down take a nap get refreshed first & then I start calling the person who least expects to hear from me & say Hi! How you doin? – Love your choice girlfriend. I just got home from a massive run to the store for holiday fixings etc. I’m pooped. Have a rockin day!

  4. Rob Tysz says:

    From what I know of you, you seem like someone who makes every effort to do the right thing by everyone; I wouldn’t beat yourself up so much. You are BUT one person, with lot’s of obligations to your own family….is it possible that some people are simply too needy?

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