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Saturday Sadness and

Saturday, February 23, 2013


...the characteristic feeling of sadness, grief, or regret associated with loss, bereavement, sympathy for another's suffering, for an injury done.

I have not had a very good couple of weeks lately. My job has been very stressful. To the point where I may need to quit. My granddaughter was very sick and hospitalized for a couple of days. I have gotten myself so run down with stress and lack of sleep that I too have become ill and very depressed. Then today I find out that my sisters very close friend is dying from multiple cancers growing within her.

SORROW is a word that describes life right now.

I try, when I write my blogs, to turn every word into a positive. Today's word has become a challenge for me. When a person feels SORROW they normally reach out to others for support. Not me. I clam within and lock the doors. So for me to even be writing this blog is probably the most positive thing I can imagine I am doing for this dreadful word...SORROW. But let me give this a try.

SORROW seeps deep within a persons chest and makes a nest right next to, and sometimes within, their heart. It lays there creating what we can not describe nor can we sometimes control...but with time...it finds its way to the stairway that leads to this persons eyes, and escapes in the disguise of tears. It's those tears that release this SORROW and hopefully standing by, is a friend with open arms and a box of kleenex...SORROW...it hurts but it does go away...with time.

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    God grant me the Serenity to accept the thing I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

    You are in my prayers! He gives us just enough Grace to handle anything that comes our way. This Grace strengthens us and allows to reach out to others.

    Blessings to you, dear SparkFriend! emoticon
    1456 days ago
    I wish you the best of luck in absolutely everything. emoticon
    1459 days ago
    I also can relate to how hard it is to let others know when we're experiencing life's difficulties. I wonder why this is? Maybe it's because it makes us feel like failures if we're having trouble coping? It's as if we think we should be able to do everything, handle everything on our own. Sometimes this just isn't possible.

    This is one of the things I love about Spark People. We can be vulnerable....unlike on facebook.

    Go easy on yourself, Lisa. Rock yourself in the cradle of lovingkindness as Pema Chodron would say. You have all of our support and we want you to reach out as it makes us feel good to be able to help.

    Thinking of you....

    1459 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are with you right now.
    1460 days ago
    reaching out on here is a huge step. im the same as you. i hide when im upset. this is a safe place for me, as it is for you. its ok to reach out, there are people who love you and care for you and want whats best here, even if we dont know you in person we care about your well being.
    its ok to give in and be open it shows your stronger than you think.
    you are so strong.

    1460 days ago
  • DEE107
    hugs its so hard to have our grandchildren in the hospital and so say for people to get sick will pray
    1460 days ago
    Hard when feeling sorrow to remember that those of us who have felt it now have the compassion and understanding to help others through it. Your deep deep insight into your feelings is beautiful to read.
    1460 days ago
    Hi! SOOO SORRY that you have sorrow right now. I have it too. I TRY and bury it in the back of my mind...but sometimes it comes out. My daughter and grandchildren have moved to VA. And I live in AR. SOOOO this is VERY hard on me. BUT,I know that at least I can call them or skype. I TRY also to think about other people that have it worse than I do...sometimes that helps me. I'll say a prayer for you and your daughter and her friend. Hope things start feeling better for you!
    1460 days ago
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