This sentence changed everything

 

This year has been a tough one for many reasons.

Two tragic events – one family death – my wonderful sister – and one natural disaster (flooding) in our village that, frankly, have been almost too momentous to take in.

I count my blessings. Our house was hardly touched in the floods – but so sad to see friends and neighbours who lost so much.

Of course, material things mean nothing in these situations – the sadness is losing the photos of loved ones and happy events; the precious and semi-precious stones of great sentimental value and those letters and cards, yellow round the edges but too full of meaning and memory to throw away.

Everyone copes (or doesn’t) in their own way.

But one phrase has stood out for me in all of this – it’s one you know I use a lot but in this situation it’s taken on a whole different meaning:

Just take one step at a time

Repeating that phrase to myself has helped me immensely – it really does have the power to shift my energy and mood.

So if you’re going through a difficult time what might you need to say or do to nurture yourself and help you move forward –at your own pace – (knowing that it’s sometimes okay to move backwards or stay still for a while?)

I’d love to hear what works for you.