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The Winter of Life


A friend going through a life-changing time once told me “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime” & we had a good laugh about where we both were in our lives at the time (sitting in the sun sipping bubbles)

Reflecting on this quote has admitttedly made more & more sense as time passes; how many times have we been in a winter season in our lives & wanted to make rash decisions? Emotions have a way of making us act so irrationally in an attempt to bring on a magical, miracle, immediate fix.

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. – Robert H. Schuller

How much more covid are we going to face? How are we going to choose to move ahead? Has this made you feel like cutting a tree down?

This third wave business has done a real dirty on us hey? The fear & panic in our country has such an impact on business, the economy as a whole & our mental state! Adding winter to these factors, I feel, makes us hopeless & my aim is to just spread a little hope even though I’m in my winter too.

Let’s hold onto hope; every winter comes to an end & every spring never misses it’s turn.

I had a signifiant conversation with a very special client a few months ago & she reminded me that our hope, peace, joy & confidence comes from above & our job is to stay rooted… so as the winds of life blow, as we sit in the winter in our lives, let’s hold on & not be swayed.

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

This month, like many years before in June I forget all about Father’s Day🤦‍♀️

Coming from a family/generation of strong women & absent fathers has an impact on us weather good or bad & particularly over the last 2 or 3 years I’ve had to face the good & the bad through situations in my personal life. Some of us will make the choice to blame & continue a vicious cycle of hurt, others will do whatever we can to erase it & do better, & then there’s those of us who chose to ignore & pretend all is well; if you come from a home without the role of a good father; which road have you taken?

I’m a strong woman because I have been raised & taught by strong women. One in particular. I have a good image of a father because of My Father in heaven’s love, what about those of us who aren’t as fortunate? I’ve been blessed to know some great fathers who pour love into their kids & I witness it’s healing & necessity for these little souls. My hope & prayer this month, this Father’s Day, is for the women who still hurt to find peace, for the dads trying to be great fathers in difficult circumstances to continue loving & for the dads being great husbands & dads to press on! For the moms trying to be mom & dad to look up to renew your strength ❤

“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” —Justin Ricklefs

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2 thoughts on “The Winter of Life

  1. This was an exceptional read. Coming from a background of great dads and now trying to be one too, thank you for remembering all our struggles and those less fortunate. Now book me in for a 120 minute massage lol😅

    1. Thank you! 🙂

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