Peace, hope, love.

Peace, hope, and love – those words just sound so much better than anger, despair, and hate.


It is possible to achieve. Sometimes it comes slowly, that acceptance of new realities, but it is totally possible.


It is possible to do. Sometimes it comes with difficulty, with fear that nothing will ever change, but it is totally possible.


It is possible to feel. Sometimes it comes when the world seems the opposite of peaceful, when all hope is lost, but it is totally possible.

Peace, hope, and love – that is what I am filled with this holiday season.

So much has happened the past two years, and I cannot fight off finding some peace any longer. Being unhappy, being unable to accept reality – it has worn thin. Instead, I see the light at the end of the darkest of tunnels, beginning to see hope in what the future might bring. Instead, I see the love with which I am surrounded, not only from family and the closest of friends, but even from those who have only known me a short time.

Peace, hope, and love - I wish everyone who has been there for me in the midst of all the chaos, even with the smallest of gestures or the simplest of words, these three things as well.

Posted on December 7, 2011, in Family, Health. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. :)

  3. I’m glad to hear you’re on the upswing. This time of year in particular can be so difficult when you’re dealing with a lot of less than awesome changes. It says a lot that you’re feeling good about where you are right now despite all the pressure of the hoildays.

  4. Hugs!

  5. I’m happy for you!

  6. Jacquie Paul Wojcik

    Well said, Rachel!

  7. I need to take some lessons from you. Well said.

  8. Minnesota Nice

    Rachel – last year I didn’t get out of the hospital until December 20 and was still to weak to do much celebrating.
    But this year I’ve gone full guns. The tree I got on sale at Target looked nothing like the display one, but then my nephew came over and said the branches needed to be “fanned”. We got a ton of very pretty decorations from the Dollar Store and I just love sitting in the dark before bed looking at the lights.
    It feels good to be enjoying the holidays, rather than focusing on the stress and disappointment.
    May your good days continue!!!


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