It's Friday when I get to link up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. We are given a one word writing prompt and have five minutes to write our post. Our word for today is: LOSE.
The first thoughts that come to mind when I see the word LOSE is all that I've lost since 2010. I'd been living in my dream home for 12 years and living a life I never thought I'd be living. My home was featured in magazines and even on HGTV's Homes Across America. I never imagined my life would be like that but it all came crashing down.
We don't always get to choose the circumstances in our lives. But we do get to choose our response to those circumstances.
As I look back over that loss, I realize I would never be where I am today if that hadn't occurred. Is there some sadness? Yes. But life goes on. Through that loss I've gained much.
- I am now teaching in a private school. My little Mini-Mustang class is a blessing to me. They keep me young at heart.
- My husband and I are closer now than we ever were when we had lots of money. We are working together as what I like to call our HOME TEAM.
- Writing has become more important to me. I've always journaled but now I use words to inspire and encourage others. I'm back to working on completing the book I've been dabbling with for too many years.
- I've made so many new friends through my work and writing.
Blessings and love,