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If you knew me you would know, I usually have a smile for everyone, at least I try to. I would be the one wearing the peace earrings and the peace necklace.

Yes, I am the one who loves smiley faces and fairies. The one who tries to understand where a person is, knowing we are all on our own path, trying to find our way in this life. I try to find the positive in the midsts of life’s challenges and opportunities.

There are many things I have learned about myself over the past two years. I am so much stronger than I ever thought I could be. I survived Open Heart Quadruple Bypass Surgery and 10 months later another surgery, resulting in the placement of a Pacemaker to keep my heart beating steadily. During my heart surgery recovery, I have learned to listen to my body, and stand up for myself when I need to. I am on the other side of the deep despair or depression, that often grips people after going through traumatic events such as these. I still have some bad days, but the bad days are not as dark.

I think the hardest thing I was forced to learn in all of this, was to ask for help and at times to say I can’t do any more. I realized I do not always have to be tough, and in contrast have realized that makes me strong. I have learned to cry when I need to cry and even realize that a panic attack at times does not mean I am weak.

I am so grateful to be where I am, now, to have the supportive family and friends that I have. I realize and do not take this for granted, as I know many people have gone through so much more than I have. Some with no one to hold their hand through it or support to get through the rough days and my heart goes out to those of you. I was one of the fortunate ones, and I am so thankful for life giving me all of you who have been here for me.

All of this is just a little glimpse of me, just my little tiny speck in this enormous vast universe.

Love and Light to you all,

Debbie

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