Life On Hold?

I was feeling depressed about putting my life on hold while helping my daughter as she recovers from her lung transplant. This chapter of the journey began almost a year ago. Since then I put my counseling practice on hold, taking very few new clients. I was feeling discouraged about stalling out my career…again. I did this in 2013 when Anna got her first transplant. Thoughts like, “Why me,” “I just can’t get a break,” “This isn’t fair,” started percolating up to the surface. Then a new thought emerged. A thought filled with lightness and acceptance. My life isn’t on hold. This is my life! I’m living it right now, right here. Living my life is what I’m doing every moment of every day no matter what I’m doing or where I’m doing it. I find peace in this realization. Instead of wishing I was doing something else, I’m finding contentment in what I’m doing right now. 🙂

Categories: Acceptance, awareness, Growth, Recovery, Self-Help | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Life On Hold?

  1. Cathy

    Thanks for sharing that Karen. I agree, when life gets interrupted with the unexpected, that now becomes your new reality. And I think for me, when I know that God is aware and the one who allowed the unexpected…both the good and the bad, and it disrupts my life/routine….then I know I can cope better because God allowed it into my life. l As hard as the bad things are, such as a life threatening disease, God knows what is going on. And just knowing that helps my coping reactions.

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