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Waiting for the next door to open
12.31.08 - 7:29 pm (CT)
Each New Year's Eve I reflect back to judge how the year has gone — 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 — and I'd have to say that 2008 was a year of opportunities found and opportunities lost, which makes it an opportune year! When opportunity knocked, I answered and took full advantage of whatever came my way. The year began with me waiting for the next door to open and is ending the same way… and when the next one opens, and it will, I'll just continue moving onward to my future.

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Late roundabout vindication
12.15.08 - 9:53 pm (CT)
It came to me in a roundabout way that my decision to divorce my abusive ex-husband was in fact more than justified. You see, he had spent a lot of time and a lot of years trying to convince family, friends, and business associates (me, too… it's called gaslighting) that I was a crazy, mean, and spiteful "female dog". However, the old saying, "Time will tell" has been proven oh so true.

It came to me by way of a relayed message that certain persons have "seen the light" and now think that I was the smartest woman in the world for divorcing him. And they are absolutely correct — I knew it then and, as time goes by, it just keeps getting re-confirmed. He not only hasn't changed, but he still sees absolutely no reason for him to do so. He lives in his own little world where he creates his own reality of the moment.

I remember telling certain persons that he had serious problems and the only reason they did not know about them was because I had been there for the last 30+ years to "handle them". They blew me off… I'm sure thinking that I was the nasty nut case he made me out to be. I also pointed out that when I was out of the picture, then they would be left to trail after him and clean up the messes he left in his wake. At the time, no one volunteered for mess duty, but they got it just the same… oh well.

Anyway, it was 3 years ago today that the divorce was final and I am doing just fine, thank you very much. My glass remains half-full with most of my days, including today, being nice ones. And in the spirit of "half-fullness", I wish the same for you… so, do have a nice day!
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