In our busy, fast-paced society, many live to have fun and party hard, yet loneliness can still pulse in their hearts despite trying to forget how lonely they really are. One of the biggest issues of single parenthood is loneliness. Let me share some of my chapter on loneliness for encouragement.
“Loneliness can grip our hearts, making it hard to breathe. It can make us very vulnerable to hold up a while flag of defeat and do whatever it takes to make us less lonely…I had to make some positive choices. The choice wasn’t to run out and find someone to ease the pain or be continually visiting people. It was learning to be alone and be okay with it.
Life may take you on a journey for many years of being alone, or it may be for only a short time, but don’t become desperate. During this time of loneliness, make it a positive walk in your new shoes. Learn to love you, find out who you are, and be happy when you can do things on your own. It doesn’t have to be a curse. Instead, turn it into a wonderful blessing. Remember that today is what is—today. Don’t panic about next week or a year from now. Live in the moment, not for the moment. Life is what you make it…as miserable as Scrooge or as happy as Pollyanna. Well actually, the best balance is somewhere in the middle!
Loneliness can be a springboard to sending you into some positive adventures, which will lead to true healing for you and your kids.
Loneliness is a fact of being a single mom. No special pill or liquid medicine can fill the loneliness void. It is what it is. When we can accept the fact that loneliness is part of our journey, we are well on our way to making positive choices and not ones of desperation.”
Don’t despair because there is hope. Take this time to work on you, learn who you are, and try some new challenges and adventures. I did and I am so thankful for that time to define who I was. Take the capital L and turn it into Learn, Laugh, and Love yourself….it will be amazing!
YOU CAN DO THIS!
- Loneliness doesn’t have to be a curse, it can be a blessing!
- It can be a great gift handed to you if you are willing to unpack it.
- Take time to Learn, Laugh, and Love yourself.
- Understand that Loneliness is a part of being a single parent and embrace it for new adventures.
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