You live and you learn… Moving is living… Life is what happens when you are busy making plans… and the list goes on. All of it is true, all of it is practical.
I can not say that I’ve had it easy… I’ve grieved loved ones, lost friendships, missed opportunities, loneliness all of it unwelcome but necessary.
The emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. It’s been overwhelming, all kinds of difficult and unexpected émotions of profound sadness. But a heart that’s broken sure is a heart that’s been loved and loved.
The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nevertheless, at the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
Dust sleeping on my bookshelf
and all my plants are drying out.
I find myself too busy doing nothing to save myself. Life can sometimes seem to be unfair
but hoping is better than you think.
If you feel lost, be patient with yourself while you find your way. If you feel scared, be gentle with yourself while you find the strength to face your fear. If you feel hurt, be kind to yourself while you grieve and slowly heal. You can’t bully yourself into clarity, courage, or peace, and you can’t rush self-discovery or transformation. Some things simply take time, so take the pressure off and give yourself space to grow.
So I choose gratitude… makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow and nobody is going to make it out alive anyway. Remember, tough times dont last… tough people do.