As we say goodbye to 2016, I decided to write about some things I learned this year. For starters, I learned that I have wonderful and supportive friends who have held me up when I just didn’t think that I would be able to get through another crappy situation. In case any of these friends ever question my gratefulness for having them in my life, I want them to know that I am truly blessed and appreciate and love them one and all.
I learned about forgiveness this year, and that it’s okay to forgive. It is healthy to forgive. After years of feuding with Murt, I extended an olive branch and he accepted. We may never be best friends, but I am happy that I now have the opportunity to get to know him as a person and to move forward. However, I also learned that there are some things that can never be forgiven.
I learned that there are some women who are so weak and cowardice that they would do anything to keep a man in their life, even if it meant participating in a smear campaign, and voluntarily conspiring with a convicted felon to assist in destroying people they don’t know to do so. I learned that people are not what they present themselves to be and behind their public face lies an evil, ugly one that is willing to stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.
I learned that standing for what you believe in comes with a high price, but to do otherwise is to be a coward.
This has been a really rough year but I got through it, just as I have in years past. I’m a survivor and I may get kicked down, but I don’t stay there.
Happy New Year. May it be filled with love, laughter and good health.