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January 7

   Not many of us have come to our current relationships without a few battle scars. Maybe I've been dumped unceremoniously, or two-timed, or strung along by someone offering a magical illusion. I may have even had mistakes of my own destroy or cripple a promising relationship. Affairs, desertions, and other calamities strike many of those around me. Maybe I've been spared, but likely, I've had my    own horror stories.
Yet I find myself in another relationship. I wonder sometimes what is going to hit me this time around, or when it's going to strike. Sometimes, it seems I have happiness within my grasp, only to have it snatched away again.
   Where does all this worrying get me though? Is it really the future I should be spending so much time thinking about, or would it help me more if I concentrated on where I am right now? If I look closely at my fears of the future, I can often see that I have many strong feelings leftover from past relationships. Maybe it's time to find out why those feelings are there today, and see what lessons they are trying to teach me.

Just for Today
   Today I'll try to learn one small thing from a past bad experience, and see if it can help me find new ways of loving and new insights to happiness. Sometimes disasters contain miracles in disguise if I really search for them. That is the hardest part, but ultimately the most rewarding.

The worst thing that happened to me, was the best thing that ever happened to me. My bad luck turned out to be my good luck. - Anonymous

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