As widows, I think we often deprive ourselves of things that can bring us joy, either because we don’t have time, we are working hard or we just don’t feel like we deserve it. It’s easy to forget that what the world says you can do does not limit what you actually can do.
Widows are hardworking and we learn on the go, so if you have an opportunity ahead of you that you are not prepared for, don’t worry. If you are ready to heal your broken heart and learn as you go, then don’t be afraid. You can adapt to any situation – widows have that unique ability and I’m thankful for that.
If you have something that you truly love, just do it. You’ll find so much joy. If you are feeling down, the number one thing is to give yourself permission to be exactly where you are and just feel what you are feeling. Life lends us disappointments and difficult moments, but find peace where you can – family, friends, God and the simple pleasures.
Know your worth by reminding yourself that you are worthy of joy.