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100 Things Learned in 50 Years...

No matter how much pain I'm in, the sun will still come up the next morning.

And the day after.

And the day after that.

Even when I don't necessarily want it to. Even when I wish it wouldn't, life will go on.

Even when I feel as though the intensity of what I am going through should stop the world from turning, it continues to turn.

My body makes demands. I have to get out of bed or off the sofa or off the floor. Eventually, I will move out into that world that keeps turning, move into that sun that keeps rising and take up my life again, maybe bearing more burdens than before, maybe with a heavier step.

Then one day, maybe much sooner than I expect or far longer than I think it should be, it won't be so hard to get out of bed. I will catch myself smiling. I will forget to drag the pain along with me for every second. I will feel joy again.

Life will move on. And the sun will rise again.



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Apr. 18th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
(((HUGS!)))) Honey, what´s wrong? It sounds like you´re in real bad depression. Can I help you? Can I do something to cheer you up? To make you believe life is worth living? Please, email me if I can do ANYTHING for you!!!

I love you!

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)
Apr. 18th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, I am fine.

I was just reflecting on all the things I've learned and living through pain and grief is one of them.

But thank you so much.

I love you, too.
Apr. 18th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
*pfffhhh* Very relieved! I´m glad you´re fine. I guess, I didn´t get the whole idea of the meme (now I did ;-))

I missed you although I wasn´t around much too. Life is busy and demanding lately but as you said/learned Life will move on. And the sun will rise again.

LOVe, Heike
Apr. 18th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Currently I'm reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Ming, and if you haven't read it, I cannot recommend it strongly enough. I'm finding it to be a thoughtful comforting read for a woman of my age and it's making me re-think about what constitutes 'happiness' for me.

In a good way that is!

Part of it covers what you and I know--that gratitude is one of the must under-realized truths of happiness. That reminded me SO much of you and your insights of late!
Apr. 18th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
This was just what I needed today. Thank you.
Apr. 19th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Yes, that durn old sun just keeps rising, the world keeps turning... and eventually you realize you're glad.
Apr. 20th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
I have been trying to think how to comment on this since you posted it, and all I really have to add is the thought that the phrase "time passes," is both the greatest comfort and the greatest sorrow, and usually both at once. Joy is sweeter if you know it will be offset by sorrow, and grief is lessened if you know there is the hope of a better day.
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