The six months we lived in Hawaii were some of the worst of times, for me. Odd, considering Hawaii is considered to be a type of paradise. The one thing I miss, however, are the sunrises. I loved sitting on the lanai, watching the sun come up. It was a meditative time for me. Seeing the shifts from total darkness to daylight gave me hope. My faith grew, and I became to know that truly, wherever I am, God is, and all is well.
Back on the mainland, close to family and friends, life is good. Life is better than I could have imagined, sitting there on that lanai 3 years ago, wondering what the heck had gone wrong, and how would I ever get past it. Well, I am still working on the fully and freely forgiving, and letting it go, part, but I spend more time thinking about how wonderful life is now than I do thinking how awful that experience in Hawaii was. Energy follows thought. So here's to thinking more and more and more about the good things in life!