Things Will Get Better

Yesterday I was working on my computer and heard a ruckus outside, so I peered out the window. Here, in my sweet Intown Atlanta neighborhood, were two twenty-something girls in the middle of a giant fight. One girl was driving slowly, windows open, and the other girl was leaning into the car. Both were hurling expletives and shooting double fisted birds at each other. Fury in the heat of the moment.

Am I the only one who remembers a time when I was taken by the heat of the moment, especially during those young adult years? Thank heavens maturity kicks in after a while. When I saw those two going at it yesterday, I was tempted to go out and soothe them, saying, “Things with get better.” But we all have to learn that as time goes by.

I was reminded of that phrase again this morning. Five years ago today, my mom died. Each anniversary since then I have been struck by the heavy veil of sadness that clouded my thinking all day long.

This morning, it was different. I walked out into the living room and dining room and was struck by how much has changed in my life over the past five years. My son (her grandson) has graduated from college and is living in Tampa, Fl with a full time job. Nearly all of my furniture is different, or at least placed differently. Most of my original paintings are new. New car, new yard, new relationship.

Instead of feeling profound sadness, today I am feeling profound gladness…for the close relationship I had with her, for what she contributed to my life, and for the life I have right now.
If you are going through a deep experience that is heavy laden with anger or grief, Activating the Power of Yes may be the furthest thing from your mind. But hang in there. Things will get better.

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