My 35 minute drive to and from work has pleasantly become my Thinking Time. This Morning, I was reflecting on the past 15 months, and my experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (that story is best left for another time). I am off anti-depressants as of 12/21/12, and I had my last visit with my therapist yesterday, 1/14/13.
So, my prayer was/is about how thankful I am to be where I am, and be free to count my blessings! Thanks God!
My "thinking thoughts", were more towards specific lessons I have learned about myself throughout the healing process. One in particular, having faith in my core belief. (More about tomorrow).
My core belief, the understanding which my faith is built on, (of course, it's my belief and faith in God, but along with that), is, "Everything happens for a reason, and there is a purpose for everything." When I was pondering this, I decided I would look for a graphic, or create a picture for my fb cover with that statement on it.
On my job, I am privileged to spend Tuesday Mornings with residents of a transitional living facility, aptly nicknamed TLC. As I was crossing the street with a resident this morning, I stepped on a piece of broken sidewalk and twisted my ankle. The dear girl grabbed my arm and kept me from falling.
"Are you all right?" Julie asked me. To which I replied, "Yes! Everything happens for a reason."
Julie pushed up her sleeve and revealed the tatoo pictured below. She even gave me permission to post it.
Listen to your thoughts, they just might be saying something important.