Fragile--Handle With Care

With all the medical problems that can happen to the heart, the worst problem isn't diagnosed by a doctor.  This painful affliction is known as a broken heart and everyone is vulnerable.  Everyone has a heart and no matter how much some may protest, they want to share their lives with someone.  It takes courage to be vulnerable and put yourself out there because there is the risk of a broken heart.  There is the chance of everlasting love on the other hand...which should be worth the risk.  People respond to broken hearts differently.  Some people try and try again.  Others let this create a dark cloud over them.  Some people turn their backs on love and choose to never try again.  I'm not an expert on broken hearts.  I have experienced it in the past.  It was a long time ago and I still remember how it felt.  As the date moves closer towards Valentine's Day, I hope everyone realizes the heart is very fragile.  If someone has given you their heart, make sure you handle it with care!

The Light

I think it's only fair that I tell you about how my life changed after my bad year.  First of all, I can't say it was a completely bad year.  I didn't completely know it at the time, but towards the end of that year, I met the love of my life.  I didn't have a lot of friends but I did have a couple of really good friends to help me when I was down.  I was down, but not out.  I was devastated after my Grandma's death.  I thought I never did anything with my life to really make her proud of me.  It also made me realize how short life can be.  After the storm, I rose with a new fire in my heart and a positive outlook.  I knew my Grandma was watching from above  and I decided to give her a good show.  With the attitude change, everything else began to change.  I lost weight, work got better, and I got the promotion I wanted.  It didn't happen overnight but I made it through the dark to get back to the light.