Healing is a choice | @aquarry #12Days4Good

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Healing is a choice made by an individual. And then it requires a team effort to succeed.

We can decide that life has hammered us so hard there is no hope of us recovering.  We’re down and we are going to stay down.  We’ve all been there.  It’s a deep, dark place.

Healing is a process. And it begins when we choose not to be entombed. We refuse to be buried alive. We realize that our wounds can heal. We have enough strength left to start inching forward again. There are signs of life.

One of the strongest actions we can take in our existence here on the third rock from the sun is to ask for help. To let our families and friends know that we could use a hand.  “We’re struggling a little bit over here guys. Please don’t feel sorry for me, that’s not the point, but how about a hug?”

As a person who deals with chronic depression I know that Christmas time can be very difficult to handle.  Sometimes Santa’s sack seems to be full with lumps of coal instead of toys and joys. A vast majority of us in the healing process have good coping skills. And support of our loved ones.  We can enjoy the spirit of the season.  

One of the best ways to help ourselves is to help others. What a great feeling!  We feel better and better as we understand how even our smallest acts of kindness are assisting the healing process for others. At this time of the year it might be a cash donation to the Food Bank. It might be helping someone dig their car out of a snow bank.  It might be a smile and a ‘hello’ on a crowded sidewalk.  It could be giving a family member a hug or sharing a pleasant memory with them.

I do not believe that Christmas is about shopping and exchanging gifts.  I believe Christmas is about sharing and caring. We help each other simply by caring for each other with just a little more understanding and kindness.

We help, we help heal

“True healing is the willingness to treat yourself and others better than the past ever did.”

Merry Christmas!!! Be a Do Gooder !!!
-by Alan Quarry

You can learn more about Alan and #12Days4Good at http://www.12days4good.com

 

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