It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Chapter 7, Page 5, Book 20

Wholeness does not mean perfection, it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. 

Parker Palmer

July 5th - some things have to get worse before they get better

You dont need another person, place or thing to make you whole.  God already did that.  Your job is to know it.

Maya Angelou

Life as we know it is not all sunshine and rainbows, bad things happen and weve all been broken at one time or another.  I thought it was the end of my life, when the better part of me, my husband, died.  But I found life could go on and even though I didnt have my other half to lean on , life still went on and I could make it on my own.  Of course I had a large supportive family, but at the time but they were all children.  

We dont know how much we can do until we have to do it. I learned to be all that I could be.  I leaned to stand on my own and do what was needed.  We cant expect others to do what we need to do.  

It gets easy to be trapped in a downward negative spiral and when I got to the bottom and really got tired of feeling down, is when I decided that was no way to live.  I wanted to be happy and live a good life.  I was tired of being sad and choose to be glad instead.  

I found and made a way for life to go on. I really had all I needed, but didnt know it until I tried. In the end, I had the power within me.  

Good and bad things are going to happen Were all broken and thats okay.  The world breakes everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

We are all broken.  Thats how the Light gets in.

Ernest Hemmingway


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Always look on the bright side it is there if you look for it.

betty said...

We have all had to pick up pieces here and there when things have broken in our lives. The tough do so and continue to live no matter how hard and challenging it might be to do so!


Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

That time in your life had to have been so difficult, especially with your children still young. I admire your strength and your ability to choose to be positive and your decision to be happy again! Hugs :)

Mevely317 said...

Thank you for sharing your personal journey, Ma. I, too, certainly admire your moxie ….. what a wonderful example you set for your children!
Not 5 minutes ago I saw something on a friend's FB page that reminds me of your message -- "Grow through what you go through."

Chatty Crone said...

I guess there is a time for happiness and a time to have it challenged.
Now is a challenging time.
But we won't know what a good time is if we don't have the bad!

jack69 said...

Very sweet entry. Sherry and I know one day one of us will be left, as you are. We do take heart when you guys that have experienced that loss are able to pick your lives up and continue. Thanks for the positive thoughts. As always, a nice visit to your house.
Sherry & jack

Buttercup said...

I thought I was grateful before this period started, but I've learned that there were so many things I took for granted. I wouldn't have picked the trials we're going through, but I know how much I have to be grateful for.


i wish my mother could read this. she has no internet. my dad has been gone well over a year but she really can't move forward. she is lost in the past and miserable, missing him. i keep telling her to take it one day at a time.