I have to say, October has just been such a difficult month. I made a pact with Hersh a while back that we'd have to make it a good month, but neither of us has really succeeded, unfortunately. There's just been too much stress, too much pressure, and too much sad or bad news.
In my life, the month of October has produced lots of heartache causing a lot of tears. Thankfully, I have been able to let out my angst, and move on, and even smile and laugh, after all is said, registered and done.
I got to thinking tonight, how it is that I have come to be like me. Yes, a good portion of it is how I was raised (thanks parents) but also it is what I've done to make myself who I am once I became an adult. We never stop learning or growing; we expand our personalities all the time.
With this life is a guarantee of hardship and heartache. It's so important that we learn how to deal with it all so it can be absorbed, emotionally dealt with and then we can move on, move forward and continue to grow from it. Unfortunately not all of life's teachable moments are positive ones. I was reminded tonight of "Tuesdays with Morrie". I did a post about him and his book/play way back in December 2007. I want you all to click this link and go read that post... especially if you've had a tough time lately, are looking for inspiration, or have the desire to better yourself and continue to grow. Morrie taught me a lot back then, and I've kept his words inside of me ever since. After you're done reading the post, go get the book. It's a quick easy read and you'll be better off having read it. IF you're in Red Deer and want to read it, I have a copy I can lend you.