Last year brought major change and upsetting and shocking experiences. This year is a continuation of effort to understand and overcome heartache stemming from that trauma. What I am finding in this healing time is that I am becoming a better woman as I recover. Letting go of hurt and fear is making room for alternate emotions: Strength of character; Self confidence; Acceptance of what happened; Reverence for what is now. I am taking care of myself as I would an invaluable friend. My welfare receives serious attention. One small word can mean so much. SAFE.