My friend and fellow author, Lisa Amowitz, posted these wonderful words and I asked her permission to share them here. If you had challenges in 2015, this is for you:
I know you have three more days to sock it to me, but I want to talk about you, and reflect on this year.
You were a year of loss–my kids lost both grandfathers -my beloved dad in May and my FIL this month.
A year of personal betrayals, loss of faith, surprising revelations, disappointments, and massive inconveniences.
Then came November–Nanowrimo. Somehow, the simple act of writing every single day gave me the strength to figure out what 2015 has been desperately trying to teach me:
Life is about change. There will always be loss. There will always be disappointment, betrayal, destruction, whatever. It’s the one thing you can count on.
Life is about forgiving: Forgive, and don’t expect in return. Let go of resentment and bitterness–it only weighs you down.
Life is about renewal–destruction always makes way for something new. No event, achievement, person, can ever complete you unless you do not find that in yourself first.
And so, 2015, thank you for helping me take steps toward becoming the person I really want to be.
You were one turbulent ride, and I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see you go, but thanks for the lift!
Read more of Lisa’s writing: click here.