First off, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who reached out after the last two posts. It really means a lot to me to have so many caring and lovable souls not only reading the words I write, but supporting me along the way. It was a very rough time I went through, but your encouragement and kindness helped brighten the dark cloud I was under and I wish I could give you all a hug for that. Though I did take an absence from the blogosphere, I am doing immensely better and look forward to diving back into Defining Wonderland. What’s that knocking on my door? Must be acceptance.
Foreword: This is probably the most self-serving post I have ever written, but I hope that it helps at least someone who may, like me, be going through a difficult time.
Thousands of movies, novels, and news stories show us that life is not always a fairy tale. There are hiccups and bumps along this road and some of them can completely devastate you. Everyone goes through hard times. The most common theme is loss. We lose family members, jobs, and spouses. It’s painful and we may become unresponsive zombies in the wake of the overwhelming grief. Tears are shed and hearts are broken during these periods of wallowing. So, how do you deal with an emotional tailspin? Here are some hopefully helpful tips to get you through the days where even breathing is difficult.
If they don’t work, there’s always tequila and cookie dough.