Loving Embrace Needed

respect“Respect yourself enough to walk away
from anything that no longer serves you,
grows you, or makes you happy.”
-Robert Tew

The above quote came to me as many of them do, in the right time.  Have you found that quotes, people and events come to you when you feel you are at a crossroads and don’t know which way to turn at times?  What examples can you share with us?  Please feel free below in the comments!

I’m at a crossroads in my life.  It is not easy to know which path to choose although I know what path has been chosen for me and I don’t like it.  But then growth happens when we emerge out of our comfort zones and I know in my head that this freedom is a gift, but it is a gift I’d like to return so that I may stay in the comfort of my cocoon where I know how to live.  But it is time for rebirth much to my chagrin at the moment and I am finding it difficult to say the least.  It’s why I haven’t been blogging as much lately for I am lofty in my thoughts, but my essence is suffering.  It is easier to speak/write in higher vibrations than it is to live daily this way when I am feeling lowly.  But I have lived through painful experiences before and I will live through this now as well.  It’s what I know I can do.  I know I have the innate ability to survive even though my heart is breaking.  I will get through this chapter in my life as well, perhaps not unscathed, but with the growth that comes from this experience in my life.  I long to see a crystal ball at times to have some chance at seeing the good that will come from this, but you and I both know that crystal balls don’t exist and that even if I could see, I may fall apart at the result.  So I just keep plugging away, day by day, doing the best I can at the moment.  Many times, it’s a moment to moment readjustment of how I strong I feel and how positive, for creating a new life can be daunting ~ even when I know it is a clean, new page in my life’s book.

We all struggle at times to do the right thing for ourselves and for our loved ones.  At times, we must look plainly at our lives to check in with how we are treated and how we are treating others.  It is in this honest evaluation that we can see with the clearest of eyes and hearts what is going on.  We must protect ourselves at times and hold dearly our self respect and release what doesn’t serve us.

I ask you to remember me for my heart has been breaking for awhile now and I have been trying to keep going, but I am losing a bit of ground lately.  Being compassionate, respectful and kind with others has worn my heart thin and I am grieving.  Perhaps it is just a low point today and we all have them.  I have always been grateful for how supportive you all are to me and I am asking for your loving kindness and understanding.  My future is not sure these days and I need to make my own way in this world again.  I know that someday I will be grateful for the growth that this unexpected experience brings, but for now, I ask for your loving embrace.

Shine On!


P.S.  I posted this and then poof, Lorrie’s post appeared If Only…I Would!  I’m ever grateful that our loving heartstrings connect so quickly!  Make sure you stop by to get your loving embrace from her ~ and here’s mine. ♥♥♥

48 thoughts on “Loving Embrace Needed

  1. If only…I WOULD!! I WILL…I DO!!! My dear sweet friend I am sending you mountains of love and the biggest hug I possibly find!!! You are going to be okay!! I know it! You are not only going to be okay you are going to fly like a free bird and you will accomplish the things we have talked about!! I can’t say that I understand why the bad things have to happen…I suppose it is for growth. And I have always thought that how would we know the good if we weren’t aware of the bad. My heart is attached to yours…I know you are hurting. But I know the strong, wonderful, compassionate, beautiful woman you are….I KNOW HER!!! And I want you to meet her!! I know you have an acquaintance with her…and I know you remember her. But I want you to REALLY GET TO KNOW HER….SHE IS BRILLIANT!!!! Rest in the knowledge of our heavenly being…go forth and be proactive…don’t sit back and let things happen to you! You are so strong…and we both know that deep in your heart…you KNOW what to do!!! Much love to my dear friend!!! (and thank you so much for linking my post today…what a beautiful surprise for me 🙂 ) ❤ ❤ ❤

    • You are a beautiful surprise to me for we connected rather instantaneously and I love it! My grateful heart knows and appreciates everything and you know I feel the same about you. May you heal from the dis-ease in your body and be well quickly and easily. My loving embrace includes me and you…thanks for everything xoxo Love you lots xoxo

  2. Probably the hardest lesson I’ve learned because of my “need to please” presonality, but since I started it’s gotten easier and my life has gotten better ❤

  3. Oh, Yvonne, my heart breaks for you when your heart breaks. I, too, know there is so much growth coming, even though that’s no consolation for the growing pains now. I’ll keep you wrapped in love and in the hug of all hugs. XOXO

  4. You have been an inspiration to so many people and have blessed the lives of those whom you do not even know. I pray that you give your burdens over to the Lord and that you feel His comfort and His love and know that you are loved by many.

  5. Great quote Yvonne! And great post… you are so brave and generous. Always keep courage because you heart is pure Light! I’ve read Lorrie’s comment… she always found the perfect sincere words of love and compassion. I’m so happy you’re connected with her. You can count on her… much ♥ to you!

    • Much ♥ to you too Frederic! I love how we’ve all connected heart to heart ~ Lorrie is the one who claimed us both as hers with such a loving embrace. We are blessed. May you know I reach out in friendship’s loving embrace to you. ♥

  6. Yvonne,
    When Mother Teresa was tending to the poorest of the poor in India, she experienced dark days more often and not. And although a faithful servant of Christ, she found herself in great doubt and suffering. Yet one day, a dying person, who she was serving, asked: “Is Christ like you?” Her response was: “No, I am like him.” He then became a Catholic Christian.

    We may never see what our efforts mean to others, yet we know we are pleasing Jesus, because He said: “Whatever you do to the least of your brothers, you do to me.” – You Yvonne are in that statement.

    I contracted polio at age four. And after living a life blessed by God, the weakness has returned and in a more debilitating way. Yet, I can get through the frustration that gives rise to anger, because I’ve come to realize that the trial is managable. For as Christ bore all the ills and transgressions of humanity on the cross from past, present and future, that means He has already borne all that I struggled with in life, including now; even before it was mine to bear. He shoulders our crosses with us. All we need to do, is let Him. That is why quitting is never an option.

    His love and grace are enough.

    God’s blessings and grace upon you, Yvonne.

  7. Keeping you lifted up! Like Winston Churchill said, “if you are going through hell, keep going”. You will come out on the other side.

  8. Much love to you Yvonne, it is wonderful to see your support, you deserve it. When we continue to search for certainty in life, we never find wisdom. It is the difficult part we all have to accept and sometimes not knowing is a perfect opportunity to surrender to what is and allow a bigger picture to unfold.

    Because we do not know, we also have an chance to create and this can lead us onto the right path. I hope you receive what you need.

    • Karen, I couldn’t have said it better ~ and I needed to read/hear your loving embrace-able message. Thank you for understanding and for your kindness. The timing of your message is a gift to me for I love the way you change my thinking. xo

      • Thankyou Yvonne that is so kind of you. I think we all do that for one another, sharing our blogs and sharing our own thoughts and journeys. We can all heal and shift from our pain. Much love.

  9. Hug, hug, hug, hug, hug, hug, hug…and huge ones at that! I am so sorry you are struggling so. I do know what that’s like and it is never easy, and somedays it takes every ounce of strength one can muster to just put one foot in front of the other. I pray that whatever is troubling you eases up some and that you can see or find a way to move on, shine on, and sparkle on, all things that you do extremely well, Yvonne. In the meantime consider yourself showered with hugs every day!!!! Love and gigantical hugs!!!! Natalie 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Natalie, your kind and loving comment put a smile on my face and pricks of tears behind my eyes with gratitude for your presence here and your support. I think sometimes we find it hard to keep putting that baby step forward and when we fall, we need a hand and so I reached out ~ and with huge gratitude, sweet friends like you reached back with loving embraces. Thank you for everything xo

  10. I pray for all the angels of heaven to surround you and protect you and comfort you dearest Yvonne ❤ We all go through difficulties, the world is not perfect, life is not perfect, and we must all meet our days of sadness and trials, it is just the way it is. I know everyone says that everything happens for good, I think it is very comforting to think so, but I dont always agree, I think we can turn everything into something good by our own strenght, but when I think of things like a small child dying of Hiv / aids I dont see any good in that. What I see is a world gone wrong, and there are innocent victims of these wrongdoings. what we can do however, is to celebrate that child's life on earth, to think about what the life of this child has taught us, in that way the child becomes a little angel who spent a little time on earth. I think it is like Gandalf says in Lord of the rings, that it is not the big heroes that keep evil at bay, it is the little things, little acts of love and compassion from ordinary people, friendship, kindness, so I think this how we have to prevent the sad parts of life to break us down, to keep doing these little acts of love and kindness, to remember something lovely from our childhood, to hug a friend, to feel loved by those who love us, to just get up every day and think: I will give it another try. That is bravery to me, that is true courage and strenght.
    In my life, when I went through sadness, and even now on days I am feeling down I think about all the people I can help, all the people who needs me, how much good I can do in the world, I think about all the children who feel unloved, about all the teenage girls who are scared and confused, about all the babies who need hugs, and I know I can do something about that, that gives my life so much value avd purpose that It pulls me out of the sadness. That has always been my true Light House, knowing how important I am to the world. I think sometimes, by thinking we are so powerful, we also thnk we can control life, but we cant, it is out of our hands, we can only do the best we can to be the best versions of ourselves every day. That is all really. For some, that is a battle to fight every day, but it is worth fighting. Someone said: I cannot change the course of the wind, but I can adjust my sails so that I always reach my destination. We all know that it is possible to sail against the wind, we just have to work a little harder, be a little more clever and strong, and you can do that Yvovne, you can sail against the wind, I just know it! And if you get scared, there are lots of people who are willing to sail with you 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ Look out of for the angels, they are coming your way! 🙂 ❤ Big hugs to you ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Trini, you are a sweet, supportive, loving beacon of friendship who I truly appreciate. Your comment made complete sense to me and my soul reveled in your kindness. I understand. I appreciate you and I am grateful for our connection as your inner beauty shines a heart soul light everywhere which inspires me. Thank you for the hugs ~ they are just what I needed ~ and your insightful comment which I take to heart with love and friendship. xoxo Love you and your angels!

  11. Lots of love and prayers coming your way….you have also encouraged me today too. I keep wanting to go back down the path into the past and as we know it won’t happen, I have to learn to put one foot in front of another and keep going forward to what God has planned for me but it is not easy is it. God bless you!

  12. I don’t know you or your story. I do know the quote applied to me. I took it literally at the age of 61 and walked out of my door and never looked back. I deserved to be treated well and with kindness. I was terrified as I had nothing to fall back on. Sleeping on families futons and sofa beds for two years till I got back on my own feet. It was worth it. I wish you all the best.

    • Sending you heartfelt hugs for sharing your story, for having the courage to move forward and for inspiring us all to be true to ourselves and to continue to strive for respect and kindness in our lives and in the lives of all. I am proud of you. xoxo ♥♥♥

  13. Sending you love, renewed strength and a path that moves you away from the low point back into the light. We are all here, supporting you and sending those hugs xoxox

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