Single Living: Thank Goodness That Didn’t Work Out

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Well, I have been enjoying some forced rest and relaxation. I seem to have caught a virus, boo! The good news is that I was able to take Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday off and get some extra rest.I should be back with the kids bright and early on Thursday morning. I don’t look at my virus as a sign of poor health but a very clear sign that I need to rest a little bit more both physically and mentally.

This weekend as I was walking with my good friend, Tracey, she commented on how sometimes relationships and life events that don’t work out as we had planned or hoped actually lead us to our present lives and all of its blessings. Great minds think alike because, on a similar note,  I had been thinking about how it is often a blessing in disguise that former relationships ran their course and came to an end or a crush from years gone by never materialized into a long-term relationship.

There is nothing like counting your blessings or having a chance run in with someone from the past to realize that somehow things work out just as they should in the end. Maybe it is divine intervention, maybe it is our ability to adapt and grow, or perhaps, a combination of both. Life can give us some pretty tough blows and a broken heart is one of the toughest blows to overcome. However, if you take a look at the people who have moved on from the pain you will find that these people are true inspirations for finding love and living a fulfilling life.

Take a look at your life and the wonderful things you have surrounding you.  Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Your past has shaped you into who you are today. Embrace it. Do not regret anything that you have experienced or pine over love that seems to be lost. Love is perennial and will re-appear to enhance your present life. Experiencing loss makes you compassionate and more able to understand the sufferings of the human condition.

Most importantly, laugh. Yes, stalk Facebook, go to reunions, imagine your life as if you had never changed and grown,  and laugh at your good fortune. Life does have a sense of humor. Remember, the poor sap in the photo next to your old flame could have been you!

As always, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

Until next time,



  • Looking back at our lives and decisions we made, from our perspective today (at least to me) it all looks so inevitable. Choice of collegiate major, job offers, relationships, friendships. It was as though it HAD to come out as it did.

    But at the time I had no idea what was going to happen next.

    I suppose that life is lived in the moment, spontaneously, but seen in the review mirror ‘ordered.’

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