Stiff upper lips are just pretending, and there's no need for that all the time. Not here. Not with us.
Hope you've been feeling a little better today.
It is too easy to just accept that it is the right thing to do - thank you for reminding me it is indeed 'just pretending'!
It is the least we can do Freda - wish we could do more to help with your pain. I feel so sad for you and hope you will feel a little brighter soon - all you can do is go with the moment. More hugs x
You all do such a lot to comfort me!
I hope you have some nice things planned for yourself this weekend Freda. Are the cosmos in your header still flowering? Beautiful! I know beauty lifts you too... :-)
Floweing profusely Lotta and beauty does sustain me too.
Just take care of yourself in simple ways, 'coddle' yourself : keeping physically comfortable, eating simple healthy food, snoozing when you like, maybe the radio, going for a stroll in the fresh air, sitting outside. Don't bother with thinking.
Isn't 'coddle' a nice word? Thank you Susan. I love the idea of not bothering to think!
Life is made up of sunshine and shadows and friends are the people who are with us through both. Take care and go gently until the sun shines again. Hugs x
Blog friends are just wonderful!
The cosmos, and the table waiting for your morning cuppa....the natural world is always there for us, no matter how we are feeling.
When i can simply turn my focus to my breath, and relax and just be present in this beautiful world, it all feels ok..no matter what...well most of the time. Sometimes nothing helps!..and i think that is ok too..
I sometimes think it is the indifference of the natural world that is a comfort - if you know what I mean. It is so much bigger and more powerful than we are, and I can just surrendet myself to it at times.
From the Tao Te Ching (23):
"Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through."
After these weeks of busyness and contemplation, hoping the sun shines through for you again...and soon. x
Now that is perfect Mary. Thank you.
As you do me.
That makes me very glad.
Everything turns and bad days do end. We can only live through them and wait patiently. Having people in your virtual tribe who have had similar experiences always helps. And I am sure we all are happy to try to give some comfort just as you give so many beautiful things to us in your blog.
i am so touched by the kindness of my virtual friends and the sharing that takes place here. Thank you so much.
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