An Open Letter

It is March again, which means we have spent twelve full months with life entirely upside down. People we loved and cared about that were here a year ago may not be today. The current state of affairs put the world on pause, but this pause allowed me to reflect on troubling matters. A time that so many others like me probably desperately needed to heal, not even knowing it. Sometimes it takes one’s world falling apart from the most beautiful mosaic to be built back up from the broken pieces.


Doubt your doubts before you doubt your hopes. Positivity is a choice. Choose wisely. Be smart to walk away from the negativity around you. It is never worth your while ever to engage in senseless drama.


Here is what I have learned, some people don’t notice things we do until we stop doing them. If you are struggling with this, know you are not alone. With Covid and so much turmoil in the world today, many of us are right there with you. Working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and live a life free of regret from moment to precious moment.


Nurture your important relationships so that when you tell people you love them, it is merely a ritualistic validation of what you already have shown them.


Maybe the world needed a time out to remember how to appreciate what it had but forgot to experience. Life is to be lived through the experience, not to be used as a pastime to observe and compare oneself with others.


I will leave you with a simple reminder, never forget to take care and love more because in a world where life is unpredictable and ever-changing, one cannot risk taking time or loved ones for granted. With that, I wish you a happy spring, and I look forward to your comments.


See you in April.


Remember to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving. ©


Written with love.


Joy M. Mills
Copyright © 2021


**This article is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. This article was written to support, not replace medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you feel you have a condition.




Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental illnesses.