How much can one person handle? I always wonder what choices are there. Giving in, giving up, seems to yield additional troubles.
Why are we all so afraid to feel the emotions associated with heartbreak in whatever form it takes? Why is it so acceptable to medicate our feelings into submission, instead of standing up and saying I will not be defeated by them? Saying it over and over until we believe it and it becomes true.
“Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
Love this proverb! Good to see you back…. 🙂
Good to be back. I need to stay! Wonderful people on here, you being one of them. Thanks.
Why indeed? I watched this documentary on Theodore Roosevelt yesterday, and he sure had uphill battles. Not expected to live very long, he defied what doctors said would be his fate. In one of his journal entries he said, “I acted as if I was not afraid, and soon I truly wasn’t afraid anymore.”
I hope all is well with you. ❤
I love that Roosevelt quote. Oh Diana, life has had it’s twists, but it’s good to come back after so long and feel your friendship. Thank you.
It’s the exercise of life…Happy to see you Mo…xo
So true. Good to see you as well. I’ve missed you.
Same here…how are you?
ALOT has happened and it’s been difficult but I’m still standing and making the best of everything. How are you, my friend?
I’m sorry things have been difficult my friend. Seems like the last couple years have seen their share for you haven’t they? I wish there were something I could do to help. I’m doing well…not without challenges, but over-all, doing well.
Glad to hear youre doing well. As I’m sure you know, life hands you lemons and I am in the process of making a lemon meringue pie, lemonade, and lemon bars. It just took me a while to get cooking. : ) Thanks for checking in. So good to hear from you!
I get this – me too. Perhaps we are too hard on ourselves?
Maybe. I just keep thinking, yes, life is hard, but it’s also good. You don’t get to pick and choose which emotions you feel. I know you get it. Miss you. I think I’m back again! : )
Yay – I have missed you.
You’re BACK!!! That’s a very wonderful thing!! Hugs and hugs again Maureen!! Sharon
Hugs right back at you. What a wonderful welcome back. Why do I keep leaving? : )
Because you listen to what is calling you to the most important. Those who do not understand your silence will never understand your words. xoxo
Boy, I just love you! I’m so fortunate to know you.
I love that quote. And even better, your thoughts on allowing and giving ourselves permission to feel what it is we are feeling. I have learnt that to be the beginning of understanding. Love.
I’m not sure when the need to mask our feelings became so acceptable. There are no shortcuts through a difficult time. So good to connect again. I’ve missed you.
Thanks for visiting my blog today! I missed you and just realized you haven’t written in over a year! Glad you’re back, you were always one of my favorite bloggers.
I can’t believe it’s been so long. Thank you so much for your kind words. Such a compliment coming from you! Life got in the way and I forgot how much I enjoy this and all of the people on here. Thanks again.