My parents have been joined at the hip for 42 years!! From them, came myself and my other 3 siblings (I'm #2). Two of my siblings are married, one has three children. I have one child of my own. So the number of people in my immediate family is twelve. We're going to call that my very lucky number because the first thing I am most thankful for is my family. This is a very common thing to be thankful for, as it should be. However, for me, it's on a whole other level!
I've been single for over two years. I know right, it's crazy (wink)! I'm going into my third holiday season with no plus one. Is this something that bothers me personally? Not at all! But I understand that this can be a big deal and quite bothersome for some. The holidays are about love, being thankful and joyful, and many of us have a longing to share in these emotions and feelings beyond just our family and friends. We also want to have that special someone with us in these special times. But if this is not your life right now, like it isn't mine, I NEED you to know that there are still great ways to have the best time during the holidays without letting being single steal your holiday spirit!
As this year is coming to a close in the next month or so, I've been reflecting on everything that has taken place. There's been many downs, we can all agree. But there's also been some tremendous, very significant ups that I think, as a collective, we all may not be acknowledging and allowing these ups to carry us into the next year with smiles and happy feelings.
HEY Y'ALL!! Yes, that's me above. And to be very clear, it's two different "mes" in both photos. I don't mean that by just the physical appearance. By how you can see my skin looks different between the two, or by how you can see the difference in the weight in my face. When I started losing weight, not only did my body become different but so did my mind, spirit, and soul!!