Sometimes we experience setbacks in our lives.  Maybe it’s working hard to mend a relationship or looking for growth in our professions and in our lives.  Maybe it’s healing or sometimes it can be a block to celebrating what gives us joy. 

My setback is healing.  It’s uncovered feelings I worked so very hard to put away and they’re making me physically hurt.  I’m saddened that I’m currently limited in my activities separating me from my love of the outdoors, my photography, hiking, all that’s a big part of who I am. 

I never thought I’d go backward in what I could do, yet here I am, spinning my wheels to turn back around.  I know you may find this depressing to read and I’m sorry for that.  But true to my will to not give up, know that I do see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I will reach it.  I just have to be patient and hold on tight as I drive around hairpin curves to reach a box and put the uncovered feelings back where they belong.  I’m going as fast as I can, stepping on the gas pedal and driving like a Nascar pro.  Well, maybe not that good but one can dream, right?

Sometimes we don’t always see a light at the end of the tunnel.  But if we look hard enough and let our eyes acclimate, it’s there.  It requires letting struggles melt behind us and to take solid steps of strength that we develop.  When pondering this, I thought about the experiences I’ve had, what it was like to acclimate to the struggles I’ve faced.  I remembered that as my eyes became clearer, a path began to appear.  It was my yellow brick road, and it has led me to many magnificent experiences.  So even though my life stinks right now, many summer blooms have arrived, and they smell divine.  So why not pick a bouquet and take it with me as I follow my yellow brick road to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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