I remember feeling sad for Rudolph as other reindeer would make fun of his red nose. I also remember the island of misfit toys and how these toys had been left on an island because they were not “right”.
Now that Thanksgiving is over and I am now looking forward to Christmas, I am contemplating my feelings around this holiday. Back in 2007 my now ex-husband asked me for a divorce. It was just as my 2 daughters were coming home from college for their break.
This Thanksgiving season I find myself thinking about the last 6 months of being in the trenches. Growing through something difficult takes time. Working through my past abuse is something I thought I did many years ago. But I am finding that new things come up to the surface that I can choose to deal with or not.
I am learning to listen to my gut. You know, that feeling you get when something isn’t quite right. I have recently become more aware of my gut feeling. I am also becoming more aware of when I dismiss it or only listen to it for a while, but give up on it.