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Moving On With Life

    We've all been there at one point or another in our lives. We begin a chapter knowing which direction we are going, forge ahead and the next thing you (unexpectedly) know, life throws us a curve ball. It can come in one form or another: a relationship ends, your employer makes changes and you are in that change, or you make a move to start over and things seemingly aren't going as youthought they were/they don't make sense. What do you do in these instances? The first thing to do is step back and take a deep breath. Think about yourself in the situation, the fact that you did the right thing, you've put forth your best efforts and handled yourself with grace and dignity.

     You can look at the situation in one of two ways. You can either sit and wallow in your pity party OR you can say to yourself, "I am now ready for the next stage in my life. I've done all I can, there is nothing else I can do with this situation and/or people. It is time for me to move onto the next phase of my life and make it even better than before." We all have things in our lives that occur. These are guides for the direction we are to go. When you travel and make a wrong turn, you backtrack. Turn around and continue on. Treat life in the same manner.

    As you meet people in your life, you will find that each person will fall into one of the categories above. Pity party or move on. The pity party will "stack" up all the hurts, disappointments, failures, in front of them and keep remembering each and every one time and again. It is almost like a locked door without a key, keeping them from moving forward. The key to unlocking the door is remembering, and moving on with life.

   On the other han,d when you decide to move on, it all works out for you over time. Things don't happen to you, they happen for you. What if you stayed with the company and missed the opportunity to make more money by accepting a new job? Why would you want to stay in a relationship that isn't positive or productive when you can meet someone who will treat you respectfully?

    It's okay to grieve, to hurt, to feel disappointed. But it is not okay to live life in this manner when there are so many ways to make your life better. Learn from the situation and move on. Admit mistakes and remember for the next time. You will be surprised at how much easier and lighter your live will become. Make it a point to move on for your sake as well for those in your life, especially children.

    If God can forgive you, why can't you forgive yourself? Your self esteem will rise up. You will feel so much better as time goes by. Try it for yourself. Pat yourself on the back! Learn from the situation and move forward.

   You can do it!

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  1. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Excellent blog. I patted myself on the back. I'm inviting you to my new blog, "Change This Recording!" Please vote if you like it.
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    1. jkess123
      Hello pftsusan, Thank You for your vote! Life changes and the best way to move forward is to stay positive and know it will all work out. I will check out your blog.
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  2. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Great blog, very inspiring. You might be interested in my latest blog here, Following A Hunch, please check it out and vote if you like it. :-)
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  3. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    J kess 123, Vote #4. Excellent Blog indeed. I feel as though, you're speaking to me as I am having to deal with this very issue in my life right now. I'm finding it very hard however, at times and very difficult to move forward in some ways. But, others, I guess, there's this minor little set back that seems to keep me going backwards instead of forwards. You may be interested in reading my latest blog, Broken Life. Feel free to leave a comment and vote if you like it.
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  4. SignLanguage
    Good post. You make several good points. When you have the chance, please come read my new post, It's More than just Ease of Access.
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    1. SignLanguage
      And voted, of course!
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  5. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    Voted, I agree with you God forgives us we need to forgive ourselves
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    1. Teresa Thomas
      Teresa Thomas
      Audrey, I think, that at times, forgiving ourselves is the hardest thing that we can do. Believe me, I'm learning this one the hard way......
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  6. jkess123
    Thank You everyone for your comments and votes. I have found that the more you move forward and forgive yourself the easier life becomes. Getting started is probably the hardest step to take but once you do it is all worth it! People will wonder why you are not acting the same as before but don't worry about that. Just keep moving forward and Be Thankful every step of the way.
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    1. Teresa Thomas
      Teresa Thomas
      J Kess 123, you are so welcome on the vote and comment. I would have to agree, that the more we move forward, that the more we learn to forgive ourselves. I am in need of doing this myself. For me, it's gong to be hard at first, but I can do it. I have been doing it when I was working at a fast food place called Jack In The Box for the past 10 years up until in April of 2011. However, I will bounce back once more and will continue to move forward. I have to if not for my sons, but for myself.
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      1. jkess123
        Hi Teresa, Thank You for the vote. After the initial start it gets easier. Moiving on simply means you are growing and doing what will make you life easier. Each day will seem brighter and the load a little lighter. Good Luck to you. I know you can do it!
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        1. Teresa Thomas
          Teresa Thomas
          J Kess 123, thank you for your vote of confidence in me. I will move forward. I must move forward. Even if that means to says good bye to my husband of soon to be 30 years after being separated for the past four years. We have some issues that needs straightened out. Unfortunately, however, all he wants to do, is to live in misery. Sorry... Not me...... I'm moving on with my life...... Again, thanks for the vote of confidence. Take care.
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          1. jkess123
            Hi Teresa, I wish you the best. Good Luck to you. Prayer is a great healer.
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