Before I begin, I want to take a minute to thank everyone for their LOVE and support as we bring back DoYouLoveIt.com. As many of you know, I started this website back in 2007. The site was going so well! And for several reasons, I had to close down shop in 2010. It was a difficult decision for me, I was going through a lot of pain. Some of you know, some of you don’t.

Which brings me to this beautiful quote I saw the other day…

Social media can be a beautiful thing, we share our lives. We share the good things, and some share the bad things. Sometimes I want to gag from these picture perfect Pinterest moms that seem to have it all. Other times, I see these posts on chat groups that break my heart.

I mostly post the the positive. I don’t like to publicize my troubles, sadness or terrible things going on my life. I think part of the process of working through these things, for me, is to stay silent. I have this super power – I can see through most anything. And I know what pain looks like in your eyes.

So today, and every day – I want to send some special LOVE to you. Mondays stink. Jealously builds up when we see those pictures perfect Pinterest moms post how their husbands surprised them with a diamond necklace and their kids scored a touch down and they just can’t seem decide if they should go to Hawaii or Europe. I get it, I’m guilty. But I’m happy for them.

I’m also happy for you.

 

I know there are really difficult days. I know what it’s like to wake up and everything that could possibly go wrong does. I know what it’s like to feel the walls cave in – every avenue of your life isn’t working: love life, family, your job, your health, your everything. And most of all, I know what it’s like to hold it all in and then explode.

Take a deep breath.

 

I can’t sit here and tell you that everything is going to be ok. Because let’s face it, as we get older, we are confronted with SO MANY obstacles and each one is like climbing a mountain. And when there are many obstacles coming from different directions we tend to feel trapped. Isolated. Depressed even. I get it. You aren’t alone – I have been there. We all have.

  • That asshole who cut you off while driving to work- you just don’t know where they are coming from.
  • That DB who pushed you on the subway – you just don’t know where they are coming from.
  • Your co worker who snapped at you — you just don’t know where they are coming from.
  • That woman in front of you at the grocery store – you just don’t know where they are coming from.

I’m not, by any means, pointing these out to minimize what you are going through – for all I know, you could be the asshole that cut me off this morning. I’m trying to make room in my heart and pay more attention to others. Sometimes shifting the focus off myself helps with my coping process – because some things are just out of my control.

So, I’m sending a virtual hug to you. I hope something special happens – real soon. xoMS