SoCS

#SoCS ~ 10/1/22 - featured image

It’s early Saturday morning and I want to make sure I respond to Linda’s SoCS today. Last week stirred in my brain, but I couldn’t get up the energy to respond.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “me.” Find a word that starts with “me” or use the word “me” as the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Me, myself, and I are unique. We hold memories from a very long time ago. Not all of them are welcome. We lived through some traumatic times. We persevered when others might have succumbed to meltdowns. We witnessed adults come and go in our life depriving us of any assemblance of continuity or security. We survived three occasions that according to statistics we should not have. Am I envious of those that had a better childhood than I, sure but it’s not something I dwell on.

I grew up too quickly. Stayed married to my 1st spouse for far too long attempting to not repeat history. Was gifted with two amazing daughters that helped push me to better my circumstances for their sake. Beat the odds and finished college. I needed to be able to support myself and them. I lived while others I loved, who were too young to perish were deprived of the gift of aging.

When others look at me now, they probably see an old lady who has little to contribute to the world. When I see who I am, I see a woman who has loved and lost. But I also see a woman who has so much love to give family and friends. The difference in who I am now and who I was most of my life is clear. I cherish the people who care about me and treat me well. I’m wise enough now to set boundaries that protect me.

I am grateful for making it to this stage of my life. I am grateful for the strength the universe blessed me with. I am grateful for the people in my life that love me. I am grateful for days with less pain, both physical and emotional. I am grateful for having creative outlets which bring me joy. I am grateful for the ability to learn new things. I am grateful for the good memories with loved ones. I am grateful that I have learned to love, me, myself, and I.

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