I wanted to share a couple of great articles that others gifted me recently. This one was from Mary, who is really in the thick of the shit right now:
And this one, on how to be a good listener:
I took that last one really to heart. I think I have a tendency to try and look on the bright side a bit too much. But when I was really, really in the middle of it, all I wanted to do was wallow.
I still don’t believe “everything happens for a reason”- but, who knows? I didn’t use to believe “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, but I might be coming around on that one 😉
I do like the parable that grief is like a stone you carry around. It never goes away, but eventually you stop noticing the weight – or you just get strong enough to carry it.
My life is pretty good right now. I have a great job, a great boyfriend, and a magical, magical daughter.
But life? You know, life still sometimes has a way of kicking you in the goolies, especially when you are already down. I love the universe, and try and thank it every day for all my gifts – but sometimes, sometimes I really just want to say “Really? Really life – you want to do this right now? Ok then, bring it!”