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Letter to my friends

Dear Julie (aka Cookie), hibernationnow, risinghawk, Eric Tonningsen, Theresa, Ruth Rainwater, Pocket Perspectives,  shreejacob, sufilight, grevilleacorner, Crowing Crone Joss, starrystez, Owls and Orchids newbloggycat, quarteracrelifestyle , Robbie, lauriesnotes, and suzjones

The love, advice and support that you share with me in your responses to my blog posits is so greatly appreciated.  Every one of you is helping me more than you will ever know.

My last post Peace be with me was a heartfelt letter admitting my fears and regrets arising from my mothers passing seven years ago.

I wrote about the negative feelings I’ve been holding within for way too long. Admitting these thoughts ‘out loud’ and sharing them with people I knew would read them, was a big step forward for me.

What I received back was caring, thoughtful responses given with abundant love. The message was loud and clear – Jenna, you need to let it all go and remember your mum with love.

Relief washed over me with every comment I received. Suddenly I felt vindicated. I had shared my deepest fears and people were saying it was okay, they understood. They didn’t think any less of me.

Yesterday I listened to a CD,  Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life with the lessons of Lao-tzu. The Tao Te Ching (The Great Way)  provides spiritual guidance to live in harmony with the universe.

Re-reading the comments from fellow bloggers combined with the lessons learned from Lao-tzu was exactly what I needed to satisfy my wish to find peace within.

Again, I express my deepest thanks.

Your friend

It’s a brand new day

Today I wipe the slate clean and start treating myself with the respect and love I deserve.IMG_2008

Today I relinquish all unrealistic expectations and criticism I have imposed on myself for the past 50 years.

I have been my harshest critic and bullied myself on a daily basis about not living up to be the person I thought I should be.

For the past year I have spent numerous hours reading and absorbing the opinions of thousands of people who have written about creating and maintaining a happy life. The overwhelming response to this conundrum is gratitude.

For too long I have taken for granted all the obvious good that is present in my life. I have good health, a loving husband, three healthy independent adult children, a gorgeous faithful doggy companion and I live in a safe comfortable home.

My greatest form of relaxation is to immerse myself in the beauty of nature. All my senses are aroused by nature, I am empowered to see, hear, touch, taste and smell. There is nothing more invigorating to me than feeling the power and magic of nature.

Today I look forward to the simple joys of living the rest of my life.