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

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  1. 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. ❤
    Diana xo

      • 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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