Talking Out Loud

Every week, I like to focus and write about simple ways that help lift us into better mood, that doesn’t require much energy or money. I call it Feel Good Fridays. I like to think that can help others.

What helped me get through my Grandpa’s stay at the hospital, was talking about my feelings with my aunts, and uncles. We shared a lot of our memories. I also talked about my feelings with my friends, too.

Whatever you are going through right now, it’s best to talk to someone you love and trust. If you aren’t able to talk to someone, you can always write about your feelings, too. I was thinking about setting up an email for my blog. So if you didn’t have anyone to talk to, I can be your person. I will keep you posted about that.

When I was younger, I didn’t really have many people to share my feelings with, so I often kept my feelings bottled up. I only had my journal to write about my feelings, and goals. So I have learned that it is important to release your feelings to someone you trust, and or love.

I felt a lot of sadness when my Grandpa had passed away. But I felt fortunate enough to have people that I can talk to about my feelings. I haven’t lost anyone this close to me before, so it was really hard to process my feelings, it still kind of is. But at the same time, I was so blessed to have all of these memories with him. I was fortunate enough to have said my goodbyes to him, not everyone gets that opportunity.

I also feel fortunate that I have a good support system, and my many friends in this blog universe. I appreciate everyone for the love and support.

Thankful Thursdays #37 – March 11th, 2021

This was an emotional week for me. It basically broke me. But I was able to see the silver lining in it. I hope that everyone is doing well, and that whatever everyone may be going through that they can see the silver lining, too.

Feel free to write what you are thankful for in a journal, or some electronic document. Or you can talk about it among your trusted circle, or just spend some time reflecting it upon yourself.

Here is my list…

  1. I am very thankful that I got to “see” (I use quotation marks, because it wasn’t in person, like we normally do) him in the hospital.
  2. I am happy that my sister invited me over so I was able to see him.
  3. As much as it hurts, my Grandpa being in the hospital brought our family closer together.
  4. I am grateful that I have a supportive boyfriend to help me go through this difficult time.
  5. I appreciate my followers for being so patient and supportive during these days.

Thank you for all of your kind words. It means the world to me.

Day 66

This lesson is from Sunday.

I have learned that it is okay to ask for help. I have asked my boyfriend for help and see how him and I can come up with solutions to save up money, in order for us to pay down our debts. I have also asked my dad for some money, since my boyfriend had a few days off because there wasn’t any work available for him. I have learned that it is totally okay to ask for help when you need it. We all need each other’s support every now and again.

Today, I will not express any shame of asking others for help. There is no shame to ask anyone. We need to remember that we have a support system, and that everyone is a part of that, is here and willing to help us.

Day 46

It feels amazing to be all caught up with everything, especially with my blog posts. I am finally on Monday’s posts. Thank you for your love and support. I really appreciate all of the support.

Something that I have learned throughout my life is that you can’t change people. Especially if they are one of those people who see no problem with their behaviours. I have been friends with an alcoholic, and I tried my best to help him, I didn’t really know to help this person. But I have gone to support groups about it. And something I have learned is that we can’t change people. It’s okay, that we can’t change people, but it is important to be supportive for when they are ready to make changes in their lives.

Today, I will learn and accept that I can’t change the people around me, but I can change the people around me. But what I can be is supportive to this person. When they are ready to make changes in their lives, we can be there to support them.

Trusting Someone

Talking to someone you trust is a big deal. Everyone should have at least one person who they trust and can share anything to without the fear of judgement.

I am fortunate that I have my boyfriend and my sister as my two biggest people in my support group. I also have my two favourite coworkers who are absolutely amazing. Of course, my boyfriend and sister are awesome too. I wouldn’t know where I would be without these great people in my life.

Today I will have an important talk with someone I trust.

Support System

It is a very good feeling when you find your support system. When you find your support group you just know.

I am very fortunate enough to have a loving family and an understanding boyfriend as well as amazing coworkers.

Today I will do something positive to show my support system how much I value them and appreciate all that they do. 🙂 ❤