Last year at this time, I wrote all about my past teaching experiences, but I didn’t tell all the stories. I think sometimes people go about their day-to-day lives and they don’t realize how hard it is for “others” to acclimate. Let me explain “others”. Others are the people who have seen more. War veterans, drug users come clean, homeless, recovering alcoholics, people from poverty, cancer survivors, empaths, police detectives, people who live with invisible diseases, counselors, teachers and many, many more. “Others” try to blend in, but it’s really hard sometimes. They carry around the knowledge that there are bad things out there…bad things that perhaps normal people don’t notice.
So for my 30 days of Thankfulness on my, ahem, slightly larger Facebook Fan page, I have paired with people from all walks of life. Yes, all of the above types of people and I dearly LOVE them all. They have the biggest hearts of anyone I know and they also hurt the most when things don’t quite go as expected. The funny thing about the inspirational page owners is that we are people too, and sometimes, real life tries to kick us when we are down, but because we know, just know, others are counting on us to get up again, we do.
So I made a post and kicked off my 30 days yesterday, and the one word I used was “Life” because I am very thankful for it even though it does not always go as planned. I am also thankful for my readers here because you guys have been with me for a while. You know more than my FB fans do, because to them, it’s just pretty quotes. But to me, and you, we know there are always stories behind every quote. Always LIFE behind every quote I make. So here’s to the life behind the quotes.
Tune in Thursday all month long for Thankful Thursday here on the blog.
Author’s note: I completed an extra journaling section just for you guys who are part of the 4 Weeks to Wellness challenge!