By Jackie Madden Haugh
As a bit lady, Jackie Madden Haugh used to be taught by means of her mom and dad that there have been forms of heartbeats: person who served because the lifestyles strength in the actual body, sending blood and oxygen to all elements of the physique, and one other that resided within the spirit, a paranormal pulse that nourished the soul. yet, it wasn't till Jackie turned a caregiver to either her mom and dad of their declining years, and suffered via a divorce, that she came upon the real strategy to feed the soul used to be by means of dwelling a existence in consistent gratitude. Being grateful for the entire wonders in lifestyles is straightforward, that takes no attempt. yet, while we are appreciative for the demanding situations and heartbreaks thrown our manner, for these are our classes, we are lead down the winding highway to our nice changing into; who we have been born to be. 75 Beats to a cheerful Heart are common inspirational, humorous, and gentle brief tales from Jackie's column within the Los Altos city Crier. by way of searching for pleasure within the minutia of her days; these special...
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I learned who I was, and what I want and deserve in a relationship. Most importantly, I learned that “just because God doesn’t answer doesn’t mean He don’t care,” and most of His greatest treasures are the ones we don’t ask for, but with open hearts, allow the Universe to bring to us. Thanksgiving is a lovely time to be grateful for all the blessings in life: friends, family, and children. That goes without saying. But more than that, I give special thanks to God for all that He brings my way daily.
I often think of this funny moment because it permits me to admire how far I’ve come in allowing myself to be exposed. In my formative years and as a young woman, I lived a life sheltered and closed off from the opinions of others. Only those dear to my heart were granted in to share the deep secrets I kept tied up in a little box, complete with a velvet pink ribbon, and tucked away in the sacred cavern I called my soul. I spent decades fearful of rejection, terrified of ridicule, and consequently, few ever knew the real me.
As I was going through my recovery, there was so much I needed to tell to my children so they’d better understand why their mother was falling apart. In their eyes, I was always Wonder Woman: the strong, resilient warrior princess in really fashionable clothes. But overnight, I morphed into a pitiful, persecuted maiden who lay in a puddle of tears on her new throne: the family room couch. Sadly, I couldn’t find the words to explain my demise. Many reasons were too painful to voice out loud. I longed for my children to find peace with what had happened to our family, especially me.