What is a life altering change that you are going through or have been through lately?
mine is building my faith in the lord and my life to be more like him!
My wife and I both gave up using tobacco products this week (smoking cigarettes for her, smokeless tobacco for me)... so far so good, we're on day #4 and I haven't killed anybody yet. Haha.
well congrats on making the choice to better your health I know its hard to quit smoking!
Actually, quitting tobacco is very easy... I've done it dozens of times, haha. The trick is quitting and THEN making it stick!!
Speaking from experience Fred, life is better without the dependency on tobacco - It allows you to do things on your schedule rather than the nicotine's schedule. I'm not a slave to anything now. That's what kept me going...hope it helps a bit.
I am applauding you! Stay strong. You can do it!
Mine is accepting the posibility that Angels and spirit guides are real.. The power of prayer has resulted in positive relief from life's challenges and sadness.
I lost my beautiful son to cancer a few years ago. It altered my life forever. Grief is an on-going process. Still, I choose to find joy in every moment of each day. We sometimes just "go through the motions" of living. This is so wrong. Each day is a gift to be lived to the fullest. Hubpages is a strong source and platform to keep us living in the present.
Through writing. a journey of self-discovery takes place and we learn, grow and share incredible and helpful information.
Let's all "live in the moment."
I NEVER know the right thing to say about a loss, but your right about reading and writing on hubpages it is therapeutic. Hope your healing continues
Audrey-you are one of the most positive people I know and that is a gift indeed! I cannot imagine the depth of your loss. Hugs to you, my friend, and may joy continue to bless you.
Mine is letting go of expectations from my dad. I have spent over 15 years expecting my dad to want the same type of close relationship that I want, but he has never shown a desire to have that.
I just recently decided that I was unhappy with the situation because of my expectations, not because he refuses to partake in the type of father/daughter relationship that I would like.
I'm in the process of letting go of expectations and instead accepting him for who he is and what he is capable of giving. I feel happier and not so upset about relationship anymore, and that has improved other areas of my life too.
Good to see you've realized that your happiness is in your own expectations and not in who he is. I did not have a good relationship with my dad growing up and now just focus on leaving it at that and in the past.
Life altering was the day I received news that my husband had terminal cancer. I recently wrote a hub about esophageal cancer. The difficult times are when there are moments that flash about things we did together. Often a song will trigger those memories. We always thought we'd grow old together...
I quit smoking over five months ago. I never thought I could do it and I had the nasty habit for over thirty years. Even losing loved ones to Cancer never stopped me from smoking. I had to convince myself I really needed to do it. I know if I want something bad enough I can do it if try hard enough.
I like and claim your answer as well, sassydee.
In addition, just getting up and moving my body in my 2013 walking program has indeed been and continues to be life-altering. You know, I haven't seen the south side of 200 pounds in decades, so I'm making a midnight move to give it my best shot this year. My sister in Hawai'i is 57 today, so I messaged her this morning that in honor of the 7th year of her sixth decade of life, I was going to walk 7 miles (which is equivalent to two hours of walking for me). I'm happy to report that I kept my word. Now, I'm enjoying the endorphins coursing through my pleasantly fatigued body.
Thank you for asking your provocative and inspirational question. Blessings and aloha from the Pacific Northwest! Joe
Mine is if I get into the University course in Humanities I have made it through the first round next round I have to write an essay! I would love to experience taking a University level course. It would be a great stepping stone in helping me reach my goals!
I have my first child. The experience is very new to me. Everyday is life altering. I get to see her grow and with it, I get to learn more about myself and my relationship with my family. She's almost two, and this stage is really challenging.
Beautiful, jpcmc! My daughter is now 20, and I still see her in the split-screen images of toddler and young adult. Cherish each and every precious moment, for this season passes oh, so very quickly! With shared fatherly pride and blessings,
I'm savoring every moment. my friend. Yes, they grow up so quickly - it's a cliche but a dad misses the days gone by and welcomes the new memories to come.
Working through some old issues that have resurfaced recently i.e.grieving process from loss of my mother.
Practicing what I keep saying I want to do: Experience a deeper relationship with God. After losing my job last year, being down to my last $15, no savings left, no retirement left, denied unemployment, and trying to find a way to pay my mortgage, I have begun a new spiritual-faith walk.
My mother has been seriously ill, have spent time in the hospital recovering, and is now undergoing rehab.
Watching one's last parent age and go down hill is "a live altering change." In the back of my mind, I know, that she is less that 20 years older than I am and I am going to face this same process sooner that I care to.
Getting old and dying is serious business. Facing this process, head on, is easier for some than for others. It is difficult for me.
My sympathies to you and best wishes to your mother. It's not an easy experience, and it's hard to know what people are really going through; I think some hide their distress better than others. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
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