The first year during my separation, I had to spend Christmas alone. I had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and my daughter was with her father out of town. I decided I had to do something creative or I would, once again, self-destruct.
I picked a wall in my kitchen and painted it bright orange. Then I painted circles of various sizes along the wall.
I then went a step further. Using a marker, I wrote inspirational quotes that had helped me survive rough times before. The wall contains quotes from Jesus and Buddha to Oprah!! Over the years, I have added more and more quotes. It has really helped me heal. I would encourage you to do the same. (There is more info on this in the book.)
Please submit quotes to me at the link on upper mid-right of your page. Whether you do this on a wall or in a journal, it is guaranteed to help your heart heal.
Here are some starter quotes:
"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Dr. Joseph Campbell
"The Future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Ghandi
"If you can not bring yourself to make decisions and take action, you will never break free and create opportunities where none appear to exist." Stedman Graham
"The work will wait while youshow a child the rainbow, but the rainbow will not wait while you finish the work." Unknown to us
"There are people who take the heart out of you and those who put it back." Unknown
"To God Who is able to do immeasureably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
"What would you do if you were not afraid?" Angela McClung
"Nothing is Impossible but Impossible." Mary Ansley