IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

02.24.10

Thoughts--just mere thoughts--are as powerful as electric batteries--as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. ~Frances Hodgson Burnett

Today I am grateful…

  • that my BFF turns 3 today
  • for the privilege of listening to someone’s third step
  • for mute buttons that keep my TV from being trash in the yard
  • that prayers concerning being more loving and compassionate REALLY work
  • to have so much creativity in a holding pattern in my brain. Sometimes, though, it gets bottle-necked trying to get out.

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We don't always have to be strong to be strong. Sometimes, our strength is expressed in being vulnerable. Sometimes, we need to fall apart to regroup and stay on track.
We all have days when we cannot push any harder, cannot hold back self doubt, cannot stop focusing on fear, cannot be strong.
There are days when we cannot focus on being responsible. Occasionally we don't want to get out of our pajamas. Sometimes, we cry in front of people. We expose our tiredness, irritability, or anger.
Those days are okay. They are just okay.
Part of taking care of ourselves means we give ourselves permission to "fall apart" when we need to. We do not have to be perpetual towers of strength. We are strong. We have proven that. Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable when we need to experience those feelings. ~The Language of Letting Go

8 comments:

Lou said...

Today's Language of Letting Go was perfect. Really, I needed that.

dAAve said...

Just dropped in to see what condition your condition is in.
Looks pretty good.

Kim A. said...

I cannot tell you how much I needed to be reminded today of what you posted. I'm not falling apart but I am exposing my human-ness today. I'm ready for some sunlight and springtimes.

namaste

Syd said...

I needed to read that quote today. I am tired today and there is more left to the week. I don't want to be a tower of perpetual strength. That's God's job.

Susan said...

Just the perfect thing I needed today. Nearing a meltdown moment today trying to be all things to all people and telling myself to "stay strong." Now I see that when I need to let myself feel the feelings it doesn't diminish my strength. Just gives me the time to release and regroup. Thanks for posting that excerpt.

Pam said...

Privilege is the correct word!

Mary Christine said...

Happy Birthday to your BFF.

Bobby said...

Thank you for your inspirational thoughts. I couldn't agree with you more that we have to give ourselves a break. I especially liked the idea of allowing for a pajama day. When we are vulnerable it seems like we just make it worse by feeling bad about it. Embracing emotions like fear and weakness is one way to move past them. Thank you again for your wisdom.