Getting Back to Positivity

To move forward, one sometimes needs to let go of the past. That is easier said than done. My divorce was final March 30th, but I think somewhere in the back of my mind I truly hoped that maybe someday we could reconcile. Feelings can’t just be turned off and we did have so many good memories, or at least I thought we did.

Last week I finally realized that there is no going back. I have to move forward, feel all the feelings and then let them go.

One of the things I had a difficult time letting go of was the dried wedding bouquet from our Key West beach wedding. It was such a wonderful day and will always hold a special place in my heart.

I realized, though, that I have to let it go.

One of the wonderful things I gained with the new/old house is a lovely lilac bush that is in full bloom right now.

The lilacs are so pretty and the scent is a definite spirit booster!

After taking a different vase filled with these scented beauties up to the hospital for my Dad who suffered a heart attack last Monday, I decided I could benefit from a vase of my own in the house. Somehow I didn’t have a vase to hold them. I spied the vase that held my dried bouquet and realized that the moment had come to let it go. (Dad is doing fine after getting a stent put in, by the way!! ❀😊❀)

I disposed of my bouquet and gathered a large group of lilacs and filled the vase.

One of the things I’ve done for myself lately is to take a watercolor class with my nephew. The last class was yesterday, but I want to continue practicing and (hopefully) improving my skills. I did a painting that I titled “Moving On”. I plan to put it in a frame and to hang it on my wall. It is my message to myself that life goes on and that I will be okay.

It may not be today or tomorrow or even a month from now, but one day I know I will wake up in the morning with more hope than regret. Until then, I will keep doing things that bring me closer to that day! These are a few of my favorite things:

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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9 Responses to Getting Back to Positivity

  1. Yor flowers are beautiful. It’s good you’re doing some fun things during this transition phase. I bet taking the watercolor course with your nephew was a blast.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you! The class was definitely a lot of fun! Watercolors are great for teaching flexibility because they often have a mind of their own πŸ˜„ Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  2. Candace says:

    I love this story Beth- big hug and love to you. You are a beautiful person with such a large heart. Glad you found a perfect way to start to move forward.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so very much, Candace! You are a stellar role model for me and I am grateful for your friendship! 😊 As one of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis says, ‘There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” 😊

  3. Love these images and your writing.

  4. janieleeds says:

    It’s significant that you replaced the bouquet with the lilacs and I’m proud of you. I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. But I love that you’re painting and finding joy again. Slowly, but surely we all heal. Good for you! I’m so happy we’ve found each other’s blogs!

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