For the “Broken” Moments in Your Life: Oh My Goddess–Turning Oy to Joy
Wendi Knox is an interesting person– someone truly pushing the envelope and I think you might want to see this. As we all know, life isn’t easy and often there are “ouches” and “boo-boos” that come along in our lives. Here’s a way to view those scrapes — whether physical, emotional or psychological– from a new perspecitve and turn that frown upside down into a smile.
Here’s a portion of the post that is partnered with the video on the OhMyGoddess Bloggess blog
Okay, I admit it’s a little strange to use the word “joy” just a few weeks after my beloved father passed away.
But I’m realizing that even though there’s so much in life we can’t control, we can learn to control how respond to it.
Maybe some examples from my life will help you in yours.
Here’s what I mean:
Instead of re-playing images of my Dad in pain, I can choose to look at a photo of him when he was the picture of health and happiness.
Instead of thinking “I should have done this or that,” I can choose to cherish the memory of sitting and holding hands during our last conversation:
“Daddy, I wish there was something I could do for him to take away your pain.”
“You do a lot.” he said.
I believe that there’s a gift in every struggle. Some just take more time (and therapy) to unwrap.
In her inspiring new book, Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts That Came Wrapped in Sandpaper, Lisa Nichols and 38 extraordinary women (including my dear friend, Marcy Cole), share their stories of struggle and the wisdom that came from them.
It sure helps to know that we’re not in this alone. What about you? What makes you feel better during times of loss—whether it’s a loved one, a job, a friendship or a dream? How do you cope with the “oys” of life?
It would give me great joy to hear from you.
The point here is that you can take those hard knocks and bumps and turn them into something else that’s more of an awareness or gift that keeps on giving.
You can find more about Wendi Knox at OhMyGoddessBloggess.com
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