There are so many ways we can better ourselves. Formally, we can seek help through therapy, books, retreats and from the tutelage of teachers of workshops and graduate programs. But perhaps the best way to learn life’s greatest lessons is by confronting the things in our lives that we’re most afraid.
It’s something that occurred to me recently. That even after years of counseling courses, I have barely made a dent in the school of learning and that some of the biggest, most difficult challenges still await me.
Part of the reason why I bring this up is that Thanksgiving is next week. For some, the upcoming holiday is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to surround themselves with love, good food, good friends and family. But just because your life is far from the perfection of a greeting card, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you too.
Sometimes forcing ourselves to confront what’s hard is good for us even if it doesn’t feel like it. Maybe this year it will be about carving out your own holiday or confronting a relative that’s been hurtful to you. It might even mean creating boundaries, taking time out to take care of yourself or revisit some of the painful past memories you’ve tried to runaway from. This is your chance to do it. I hope our posts this week will bring you the courage and motivation you need to get through it. And if you need an extra boost, check out our Coping with the Holidays Guide and our new e-book for help on managing family and the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!
Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. The comments below begin with the oldest comments first. Click on the last comments page to jump to the most recent comments.
Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines.Post a Comment: