The first time I encountered the word “rooting” was from my old boss, back when I was still working as a writer for a magazine. We were eating lunch together and we were talking about random life stuff when she blurted out, “Shouldn’t you be rooting by now?”
With a lot of things happening in our lives, it’s easy to get caught up with them. The everyday stress that we face can take a toll and we succumb to complaining and looking at the problem. We tend to forget that beyond our daily struggles, there’s always something we can be grateful for.
To help you have a more grateful approach in life, here are some easy ways to practice gratitude.
I didn’t see it coming.
When he got down on his knee, propped open a small box and asked, “Will you marry me?”, I just stood there; my feet planted firmly on the ground, unable to move.
I thought it was a dream.
The night he proposed to me felt surreal; but I remembered the butterflies in my stomach and how I went weak at the knees. I thought to myself, so, this was how it felt.
Getting over the trauma of an abusive relationship can take months, years or even a lifetime. Depending on the level of intensity of the abuse and the length of time you have been in the relationship, moving past it can be difficult.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Healing can come in many shapes and forms and it all depends on how ready you are to start the process