I hear that this is even worse for stay at home moms, and I believe it. I work outside of the house, but I am fairly anti-social, which doesn't help the loneliness at all. I feel very blessed to have my son by my side every evening, but sometimes I would kill for a long, meaningful conversation with another adult.
During my early childhood, adolescent, and younger adult years, I remember these cherished and vivid memories of my mother sitting-cheerfully and pleasantly-at either the kitchen or dining room table with a pen and note card in hand, writing vivaciously to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors- detailed and thoughtful notes embodying an unwavering and bountiful sense of love, gratitude and appreciation.
Breaking the habit of your self requires a heavy dose of appreciation. These four steps will help you to get into an endless loop of appreciation. And when that happens, watch your life begin to discover a new path and direction. Doors will begin to open for you , doors you never even knew were there.
It's wonderful to experience deeply the love and appreciation from others, and to receive and hear messages that people reserve only for special occasions like birthdays. But I've found too that sometimes, soaking in these loving messages -- really taking them in, down to my toes -- can be challenging for me, and many others have shared that they have this challenge too.
Let's not rely so heavily on the earth-shattering events to awaken us from the mechanical slumber that can sometimes pervasively control our lives. Let's all remember to live in this moment and celebrate life because while my father is right that we are all dying, at least for today, we are all living too.