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Thankful Even Though You Were Leftat50

Holidays are always so difficult. We may yearn to think of those past times when we were with the person we loved, and who loved us for so many years. This coming Thursday may be a tough one for you. Perhaps you have been thinking, “I got Left after the age of 50, what is there to be thankful for?”

To those of you ladies toughing it through this one, I ask you to think about the alternative. What about the last Thanksgiving you had with the Man Who Betrayed You? Was that fun? Are you in more pain now than you were then? I doubt it. I really, really doubt it.

We must face the fact that It is over, and feel the heartache that is involved. But we also must remember that we have so much to be thankful for.

And one of the main things is that we are no longer in a dead relationship. Living with that broken bond day after day. That can’t be repaired. We face that and try to focus on the fact that we are free of it.

With all the responsibilities and self doubts, there are also those daily glimmers of lightness in our souls now. We need to be thankful that the heaviness we were mired in for all those years has lightened.

To look in the mirror and smile. We have happy days to look forward to instead of the same old misery. The one we couldn’t tell anyone about…especially during the holidays. So, even on the tough days ahead, with the Christmas carols playing in the mall, and all those lousy commercials with young couples getting engaged, rings being slipped on fingers. Know this. You have a life ahead of you. A life of your own choosing. So do yourself a favor. Choose happiness.

You more than deserve it. You know that. And isn’t that more than enough to be thankful for?

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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