The old saying, “What does not kill you makes you stronger,” is so very true. 2019 has been a challenging year. The final month of each year creates an opportunity for personal reflection. I entered 2019 with certain hopes and expectations. I had real plans for my year. A health crisis with my husband early in the year immediately challenged my plans. Someone reading this blog may have had a situation or two or three that “knocked them off their square.” My family and I are at what appear to be the tail end of our crisis. We are a little shaken but not defeated. My husband is stronger and is beginning to resume normal life. I reflect on this year not with the question of why me but with gratefulness. I can reflect on the challenges I faced and be thankful my family has survived. We are still here. We are still together. I encourage anyone who has had a difficult year to take a moment and reflect. Take a moment to be grateful for what you have instead of dwelling on circumstances that are out of your control. You may find you have gained strength you never knew you had and resilience to continue when life happens.
My hope for all in 2020 is that you live life to the fullest, embrace change, be strong and resilient in the face of adversity, laugh, love hard and above all be grateful for your journey.
Alicia Lurry LPC