I had a rough week emotionally…we all have those at least now and then. The good news? That I’m getting through it. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of feeling hurt, or less than, or whatever it is you’re feeling that isn’t feeling good…it seems like you’ll feel that way forever. Happily, that just isn’t true. Time really does heal, and you begin to find your way back. At least that’s how it is for me. I’m the type of person who withdraws from others when things aren’t going well. That’s what I did this week. I withdrew and read. Reading also helps me heal because it takes my mind away from the bad stuff, so I’m not dwelling on it. I’ve said before that music is always like a soothing balm when I feel wounded. It might be the words that speak to me…it could be the instruments. I listened to a lot of different music this week as well. I’m really lucky in that I have some very good friends who reach out to me even when I withdraw…they check on me, and they let me know that I’m important to them…that I matter. . This Sweet Saturday post is dedicated to them…with love and gratitude. Lastly, to the person who caused the pain, and who didn’t reach out to say I’m sorry, who didn’t reach out at all…I forgive you. In the end…I think that helps me to heal most of all.
Everybody has their own way of dealing with stress, bad news, feeling sad…some people seek out a close friend, others a crowd. Me? I tend to withdraw and try to go it alone. It isn’t that I necessarily want to be alone, but rather that it’s hard for me to share that part of myself. I bury myself in a book, music, and in poetry. I’m fortunate that I have some very good friends that are able to “read” me well. They won’t let me isolate myself too long, and that’s a good thing.
Today I’m sharing a poem, and a couple of songs that I turn to when I’m not at my best. I tend to listen to sad songs when I’m feeling that way, and I’ve often been asked the question…doesn’t that just make you sadder? Nope…for some reason it doesn’t. It makes me feel less alone, less sad somehow, knowing that others have felt the same and survived it…
WoW! The weekend just kind of rushed by as usual. I hope you’ve all had the chance to read and relax at least a little. I hope all of my Canadian friends have had the opportunity to spend time with lots of family and friends as its Thanksgiving weekend there. I gotta admit I’m a little jealous thinking of all the good food 😉
Well peeps…it’s the first official day of my vacation…Yay me…and the first weekend in October as well. I’ve been taking a fall holiday for years now because it’s one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is cooler…which I love, the mountains where I live go from fluffy green to fiery reds, and oranges. To celebrate both my holiday and October I have a poem by one of my favorites…Robert Frost, and a few photos as well.