We’re excited by the new and run to chase the advances down in our lives, often at the expense of the present. There’s something to be gained by stopping and examining where we are at, paying attention to the details of our current situation before rushing into the next.
Sometimes we make decisions without really considering the larger impact. Sometimes we know the extended consequences.
Full disclosure: I am not a trained therapist, marriage counselor, grief counselor or anything of the sort, but I can speak from the experience of my own divorce, and I have a pretty good ear so I can also throw in a few lessons I’ve learned from other friends as well.
I couldn’t even afford to eat on a regular basis. I made sure my dog had sufficient food and water, but I was eating once every few days, and my “meals” were typically canned meat products that had expired several years earlier