Melissa Hevenor
Thursday December 12 , 2019
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Just Keep Shining as Darkness Invades

Yesterday was my birthday, and I felt so blessed to be surrounded by beautiful, intelligent, loving women that I am lucky enough to call my friends. First, we had lunch, then a delicious homemade chocolate cake. I got amazing presents, and most important, was surrounded by their amazing presence. Finally, the night was topped off by a late-night movie that had me in stitches, “Rio,” and soft-serve yogurt in the most hip, fashionable parlor I’ve ever seen. Needless to say, there were blessings all around.

Today is another story. It takes a lot to get me down, but due to some issues with my car, I will not be able to use it for quite some time, until I have the means to fix the problem. Even though I am in a wheelchair, I’m constantly on the go. In fact, I have over 100,000 miles on my van that is only a 2007. I love to travel, and being that my van is wheelchair-friendly, I often help friends of mine who are wheelchair-bound to get their transportation. In fact, when President Barak Obama was being elected, the poll workers were laughing because my van transported over twenty people who would otherwise not have been able to make it to the polls to vote, regardless of their political stance, for the mere fact, that I felt like this past election was monumental in trying to elevate the United States during this economic slump. Anyway, I find it hard to accept being immobile. Therefore, I hope this period passes quickly. However, I’m not gonna let this get the best of me, because I know there is a lesson to be learned within these circumstances and I will continue to shine my light and help others as best I can, from one location. If you also notice, I am less frequently on the internet. It is because I do not have internet access from home at this time. I will do my best to keep you updated and stay connected. Even if we have to take events that are difficult moment by moment, or breath by breath, it is important to always seek the positive. There is always a deeper life lesson in any given circumstance, and we can only find the hidden treasures in these challenging moments if we try and look at the larger picture, and not let moments that may be riddled with frustration, or any other negative emotion, cripple our progress or efforts to move forward. Therefore, I am thankful to begin a new year, as a young, vibrant, 35 year-old woman, with big dreams that are closer to frutition every second of every day. No matter what darkness invades your world, seek the light and you will be miraculously surprised at what illuminates your world. Love, light and blessings, Melissa

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