and more importantly, because I do whole heartedly believe
"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have." Dale CarnegieI've been reflecting, researching, whining, complaining, and sulking. A couple of those things were extremely productive. The others probably need to be done every once in a while so...
(shrugging my shoulders)
I've decided to read a couple of books. Are you surprised?
The first book?
I found this book after clicking around some of the "woe is me" links on (very good) military support websites I've recently discovered or been referred to. I recognize that I appear to have my "sticks" together most of the time but I'm just as emotionally unkempt as the next girl on the inside. I'm not shy or ashamed though - I prefer happy to ifIcouldfindaBRIDGEiwoulddriveoffORjumpfromit, you know?
This book received review after review after review SCREAMING from the rooftops that it had changed (yes, I said CHANGED) the lives of the women who read it. The first chapter title did it for me... "What if I don't fit this life?"
I was so excited after that, I refused to buy the eBook version. I'm reading this one with my pencil and my journal - I can already see notes scribbled in the margins.
If that book is so wonderful, do I really need a second?
Y. E. S.
My husband is amazing.
My husband is my best friend.
My husband's smile can turn the worst day completely upside down .
My husband cooks me dinner.
My husband holds me from the moment we climb into bed until we wake up in the morning - I don't even have a pillow.
My husband loves me.
The Second Book...
How'd I find this one? I overheard other spouses talking about it. If it works for others, I am willing to give it a shot. It appears to be my sort of thing.
Who wants to read along with me?
If you're interested in either book and want to read with me - let me know.