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

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Chapter 5, Page 12, Book 21

 


Rock bottom will teach you lessons that mountain tops never will.

Author Unknown

May 12TH - learn and grow



When you hit rock bottom there is nowhere to go but up

Pattie Mallette 

There was a time in my life, after my husband died,  that I felt like I’d hit rock bottom .  My spirits were so low, I  was scraping rock bottom.  Then thanks to my family, friends and some daily devotionals, I found my way up and back to life, probably better than the one I knew before.

There truly is no place left to go but up.  It wasn’t easy, but it was a lesson I learned that I’ll never forget.  I hated being that low and fought my way up.

Depression sinks into your like an anchor.  It weighs down on your shoulders relentlessly, dragging you down deeper and deeper into misery and emptiness.

You desperately gasp for peace of mind, if only for a few seconds.  With every gasp for air you are faced with the reality that you are stuck in a hopeless pit.

It drains your energy, your spirit, and desires

But hopefully we come to realized you get tired of that dark pit.  You realize you cannot go on living like that.  

You realize that it is no longer the answer to simply gasp for moments of happiness and peace of mind.  This is the moment when in the depths of despair you see the options to end you life or to change  it.

I decided to change it. It takes patience and the acceptance that for every amount of progress you make, there will also be setbacks.  Eventually you will find for every couple of good days, you will have your bad days.  And in the process, you will find the strength to continue on.  One step at a time, one day at a time. 

Suddenly you realized you have been gifted with an incredible gift, the beauty of life.  You are alive and can learn and grow.

There truly is so much in my life to be thankful for, I have only reasons to be happy and live life to the fullest!

I’m too blessed to be stressed, that is the truth and an amazing fact!



Rock bottom is the bedrock from which every good thing was ever built.

Toni Sorenson


3 comments:

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

We can get up and go on with a little help from above .

jack69 said...

Thanks lady. This means a lot. Will store it in our memory bank. We both know that one day we will experience this, but try not to dwell on it.
Love to you

Sherry and jack in the rain

Mevely317 said...

Wise counsel, Ma! I love hearing how your family and friends surrounded you in your time of need. More so your declaration, "I decided to change it." Yes, with a little help from above.