Most of life’s storms are not the type you see in nature. They are emotional. Spiritual. Affecting the heart and soul. At times even taking a tole on a person’s physical health and well being.
When the emotional storms rage, battering heart and soul, find a safe place to anchor. Ride out the wind and waves in a safe harbor.
We all have a story. Don’t be afraid to be real with people. You never know the pain they may be hiding and your story may be just what they need to hear to find hope to make it through. After all, the fact that you have a story to share shows that YOU have made it through. One breath, one hour, one day at a time. Be strong. Be real. Be available.
Some days life is overwhelming and we feel we are facing difficulties all on our own. I assure you, you are never alone. Please feel free to email us at Hope House if you need help finding hope today. firstname.lastname@example.org
You are not alone
Everyday I look for positives. When we first lost our daughter, it was usually the sunshine we noticed daily. It was June and the skies were usually bright with white puffy clouds. In fact, the day we buried her was considered a beautiful day in nature. It was a day with gorgeous, clear sunny skies, near perfect temps, green-green grass, and blooming flowers almost everywhere you looked. The glory of nature was all around me that day. It was a heartbreaking day. But there was beauty in it none the less.
Some days the positives are not so easily recognized. Some days we have to search for them. Even on the naturally beautiful days. We need to try, though.
I remember particularly difficult days when I had felt so ugly and negative inside all I could see was clouded by it. My perception was so off due to grief. Then something would happen. Maybe I would see a butterfly, someone would text or message just the right words I needed to hear, or maybe someone would stop by just to say hi and see how we
were doing that day. It was usually nothing big but it was a positive.
Never stop looking for the positives. Sometimes, it’s the little things that will change our perspective.
Smoky Mountain trip. Shame and social anxiety in grief. Danny’s death. Phoebe is sick. Joking about a vacation home. Making it mean something. The birth of a Dream. When dreams become reality.