I have not posted here for a while and a lot of people have e-mailed me asking if I am still around. Yes, I am still here. Albeit, slightly more busy than last time when I wrote my last post here. The post picture explains why…:)
Christian is now almost 3 years old and Ella is 7 months old. I was almost robbed of them because of rOCD. It is crazy to think that 5 years ago I was going through one of the worst periods of my life with rOCD but by applying right principles, I managed to slowly pull through.
Our life today is not exempt of challenges, difficulties or worries but we manage to be happy with what we have and enjoy the little moments. Maybe, if rOCD had not indirectly taught me to slow down, be mindful, be grateful and be accepting of presenting circumstances, I would probably be less happy. The tools and the lessons learned through rOCD have been invaluable as a couple and as a family.
Happiness does not mean the absence of sorrow, pain or any negative feelings. Happiness is full appreciation for what you have today. It is also accepting your present circumstances (experiences) without being defeated by them. Committing to living life day-by-day and introducing positive behaviours to displace negative ones.
As hard or as difficult as it might sound, anyone can learn how to do this. It is not easy (and I am still learning!) but it is worth it.