Jan. 12, 2022

PREPARE FOR THE INEVITABLE--- KNOWING--- YOU MAY BE ALONE.

 

AS A FORMER GIRL SCOUT, I BELIEVE IN THEIR CLASSIC MOTTO: BE PREPARED.

 When all the good turns bad---then it’s time to stop being so nice-- to stop being a push-over.When the "writing-on-the-wall" also appears on the ceiling and the floor--there are no options but to Stand Tall, Accept Your Fate, and Move Forward.

Interesting how--- those I believed would love me forever--- would serve as a lifeline during emergencies and my senior years---  so-easily turned their backs on me--their mother-- and walked away.

There's no way to prepare for abandonment--loss---or desertion but---if it happens to you---be prepared to keep believing in yourself.  Don't accept blame for the heartless actions of others. Most of all--never allow others to de-value you. 

If a day comes and you find yourself completely alone--with no family --then create your own lifeline and--hold-on-tight. Be prepared to stay strong, and refuse to accept the role of “victim.”  Always be  prepared to serve as your own support system AND to be your own--best friend. 

I know--first-hand-- how much it hurt to be abandoned by those I loved most but-- after the initial shock-- I finally accepted what I couldn't change.  I forced myself to focus on the positives in my life and to build on my strengths. 

I admit--- I wasn't prepared to face the end of life--alone.  But, looking back, I suddenly realized-- I've been facing most-all of my life--alone. 

So-- in truth-- I’m prepared.  And, knowing God's beside me, I’m ready.

Simply, Sally