An Extreme Tale



Writing Prompt: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

When was the last time that sentence accurately described your life?

Just because you asked I would say every damn day, but that would be me being overly dramatic; but seriously the last time I felt that was this past Thursday on Thanksgiving, I love the holidays, I’m very close with my family so I see them at least once a week, but holidays just reinforces that when you want to be around family and reflect and be thankful on all the things that  have happened in the past year, but  if you read this post it wouldn’t be all that shocking to know that this Thanksgiving was a bummer, I was really struggling with finding something to be Thankful for, I was on the verge or tears the entire day, and to be honest it’s been like that ever since.

Years from now I hope that looking back I’ll remember this particular Thanksgiving and remember despite the curveball that life sent my family, despite the grief and the sadness, I was able to find comfort and be thankful for the little things, and at the end of the day that’s what it’s really all about? So at the very core say it was the best of times, it was the worst of times is the only way that I can put it.


Until Next Time….

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3 thoughts on “An Extreme Tale

  1. I’m sorry to hear this Thanksgiving holiday was so difficult for you Tyra. I don’t know the circumstances, but I also hope that this coming year you find things start to get better for you.
    2 Thanksgivings ago, I was in the hospital in and out of consciousness, unsure if I’d live with no answers about why. I know that you understand that as well. The time that’s passed helps to reflect on how much better things are, even if from the outside, they still don’t seem very good.
    Hang in there. You’ve gotten through so many rough things. (((warm hugs)))


  2. Hi Tyra,
    thanks for this post. Sometimes life can be tought, especially in families and on holidays. Since you wrote the post some month ago, I hope you feel better now. After night comes day, after the rain there will be sun. I know personally very well, that this can sound really provocative if somebody is deep in the situation but hey, it is true on a very deep level. There is light, somewhere, and its worth finding it. Just hang in there.
    Wish you all the best


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