As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, joy, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is that what I enjoy about university life the most is that after the crunch time of exams, final papers, finishing readings etc, there is the winter break that the fall teem ends with. This is truly a time to be grateful, and a wonderful break, to re-balance, and prepare for a new semester. For me this winter break especially has been a time of contemplation, and really thinking deeply about the violent events of 2016, thoughts which I previously shares.
The purpose of this writing is not to dwell on those events, but to keep the memories of the losses with a sense of deep honor and love. This is what grievance is all about. It is not ignoring how you feel, and just allowing yourself the time to come to terms with the losses and how you are feeling. But it does become unhealthy when the grievance begins to take over your life. As hard as it does sound, we have to be able to have the ability to try to move forward, even if it is a small moment each and every day.
For me I think that I really needed this time to acknowledge the trauma's, and I have also realized how these losses have affected me. That being said, with a big leap and a deep breath - I am ready to turn the page to 2017. Whilst the losses and also the happy moments will remain. I continue to wrap up the events with the question of what did we learn from these? and What did we achieve through these? With a sense of renewal and hope, lets us walk with the freshness, and a hope for what 2017 has to offer.
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to 2017, for truly every day is the beginning of a new year. With hope and happiness I welcome 2017, my thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
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