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3.28.2016

Saying Good-Bye to the Pity Party

There are a few things I'm good at - drinking coffee, being disciplined with my workouts, loving my kids, eating foods that aren't the best for me, and having pity parties. I can do that last thing LIKE A BOSS. Moping around because my day is the worst ever or staying in a rotten mood because I have to grieve more than the average bear - I'm just super great at that skill.


So this weekend with my birthday happening and a post going live that had me scared AND excited, I had SO much to make me happy. And guess what? I WAS so happy. Friends came out to celebrate my day - plus a dear friend surprised me when he came too! Then, my post was shared and shared some more; people reached out, and I felt so much love. I felt peace and prayers; I felt God. With Easter coming this weekend too, it was just good timing.


Now, I want to put this right here and leave it right here - I want to say good-bye to my pity parties. I want to hang on to this weekend and remember how good it felt and how PERFECT our GOD is. Life isn't pretty, and no one promised it would be without bumps and bruises. But, I am surrounded with love, laughter, and life. And if life goes crazy again (I pray it does not), I really feel that this life around me will sustain me in some way. Grief will sneak in; anxiety will come creeping back, but I want to chronicle the good from this past weekend. If I can hold on to these sweet memories, I will remember life can be good right after it's bad. Holding on to that thought will get me (and YOU) far if we let it.

I really, really like that thought. I am changing some things I'm good at - not the coffee or the occasional bad food item (I'll never say good-bye to the occasional queso or cupcake), but I want to be good at celebrating a better party. Not the pity, but the party.


































Thank you to my husband, my kids, my family, my friends, my blogging family, and my God for letting me see that light so brightly.


Have the best week, friends. I plan on it.

If you havent, I hope you will head over and read my post at Her View From Home. I wrote this post right before my brother passed. Now, it's helping me find my strength again. Thank you for your support!

17 comments :

  1. What a great idea! I can definitely jump on the pity party train too! Happy belated birthday :)

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    1. It's tough, but I'm determined! Thank you!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I like your idea. I hope you had a great day.

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  3. You go girl, love the saying goodbye to the pity party! And, happy birthday!

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    1. I am trying this new outlook with all my being! It's tough, but I need to see my blessings. Thank you!!!

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  4. I know the feeling exactly! You wonder how you could ever feel sad, mad, angry or depressed when you're on such a high. It's the best! So glad you got to capture such an amazing experience on your birthday!

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    1. Thank you - I am glad too! It's such a great high - I want to hang on to it!!!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday Kim!! As you can see you are definitely not alone when it comes to the ease of hosting a pity party. Great post! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! It's hard to not get lost in the pity, but I am going to try and keep them away!

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