Sunday, May 13, 2012
Handling grief and lifes difficulties
This has been an exceptionally difficult week. I am by nature a positive person. I try to find the silver lining, see the bright side, consider everyone's perception of the situation, and find a solution that will work for all.
This week I have encountered a suicide because of a terminal illness, death by cancer, a friends loss of a beloved pet, and feel the dissolution of a close relationship.
I am also suffering a loss of cohesiveness with my work team. A new person was hired who has totally disrupted our entire environment. This person is surly, uncooperative, and definitely not a team player.
I feel totally worn out. I always try to take the high road, and be the person others want to be around. I want to set a good example and learn all I can from the experience of others. But right now, I want to hide under the covers!
I am hoping that having a few days off will give me a new outlook, that the sun will shine for me again. Time in the garden, reading a book, cooking something yummy. All solitary exercises. Do we sometimes just need to be alone to think and discern what direction to go in?