As mentioned by Stefanie Hoffa I had my phone stolen this week & with her help I “MKE’d” the entire situation from the moment reality kicked in. The amazing part for me is that I immediately did not blame the person who did it & I forgave them. Ironically I also learned to forgive myself for leaving my phone. It was an amazing moment of growth & peace. My heart dropped out of my chest, my mind raced my anger tried to peak within me, but I just……stopped. I stopped my history from repeating itself. I knew that my past experiences, actions & reactions would not cause my phone to reappear or for the situation to be changed, so accepted what happened & reminded myself that I am a new person with a different destination.
Unfortunately my “life” was in & on that phone & I had to come to that reality. I also turned to my gratitude list that I have been building over the last couple of weeks to remind myself of what my truth really is & that this too will pass.
Is/was any of this easy…..no, not one bit, but I did not allow myself to go where my flesh & every fiber within me wanted to go throughout the week of reflection & consequences. It was difficult but God & Stefanie helped me every step of the way. I chose for my holiday week & weekend to not be ruined by a mistake & you know what…..everything for this Christmas turned out better than it has ever been.
Like I have always said…..everything is a choice & I always keep my promises to make the right choices now.