The First Post on Hope For Today

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

I sat across the room in a straight back chair facing my doctor. It had been one of those mornings. I got off to a late start, was feeling exhausted from a night of restless sleep and my sweet Golden Retriever had died just a few days earlier. Sadness loomed over me.

When I arrived at my doctor’s office late, I was ushered in by the nurse who asked me to step on the scale. Perfect….I was up several pounds from the previous year. Immediately following the news of my weight gain, my blood pressure was taken, and my score landed in hypertension zone. My blood pressure has never been high!

Of course, being the person I am, I was not going to let this morning get the best of me. I had myself convinced that I could hold it all together……… and then the doctor asked the question. “How are you doing”? Naturally, I replied like anyone else would have, “I’m fine.” 😊 “No, how are you really doing,” She asked. Was it that obvious? There was a moment of silence and then it happened. I did my best to hold back my emotions, but the tears began streaming and nothing was going to stop them.