Don’t Waste Your Pain


“Don’t waste your pain”

I heard Joel Osteen say the phrase above the other day and I can’t get it out of my mind.  For me, it made perfect sense ~ when you are going through difficult times, reach out and connect with others.  Don’t allow yourself to be isolated as we are never alone.  Reach out, there’s a hand to hold, a heart to listen and arms to hug you.

I share on my blog because I feel as though someone out there may be going through what I’m enduring at the time.  For me, it always feels better to hear ~ “Oh yes, you too?  I thought it was only me” ~ because it’s never only you who experiences things.  Each and every one of us has a story to tell, difficulties we are enduring and good times that come out of the lessons we learn as we grow with each and every experience.

So the next time you feel that nobody understands or that you are alone as I have felt in the past, reach out of your story, feel the warm embrace of others who are walking on their own journey, who hold compassion in their hearts, and are ready to share with you whenever you are ready.  My heartfelt thanks to all of you who read, like and comment on my blog.  Your sweet presence has been a balm to my soul so many times.  I hope that you will feel my gratitude as I embrace you in my prayers.  You are special.  You are kind and caring.  You are loved.

I’ve got my hand out, so take hold, receive my loving embrace and know that my heart is listening ~ we are all connected and as Ram Dass once said, “we’re all just walking each other home.”

Shine On!


29 thoughts on “Don’t Waste Your Pain

  1. Pastor Joel is awesome that way. Just one line can read your whole situation, make perfect sense, and give you peace. His mom is like that too. I’m going through a storm of my own, so when I read about how you are coping, and what gives you comfort, it comforts me too. It also gives me someone to empathize with and pray for. Not one moment of your struggle will be wasted, you might even find your ministry in it.

      • I’ve been a member of Lakewood for many years. I had the awesome privilege of watching Pastor Joel’s mother Dodie pray for lines of sick and suffering people for years. She is the kindest, most practical person I’ve ever had the honor to meet and have pray for me. Those folks are the real deal. My life is certainly better.

  2. Yvonne, you shine a special light and yes, in sharing our stories we strengthen our loving connections. Always holding your hand. ❤ with soft hugs xXx

  3. I love this post, Yvonne. The Dass saying you ended it with is one of my favorites. I often use it as an affirmation and reminder. It helps me to remember important virtues and align my thoughts, words, and actions accordingly. I’m reblogging your post.


  4. Reblogged this on A Grateful Man and commented:
    I love this post from Misifusa! The Dass saying she ended it with is one of my favorites. I often use it as an affirmation. It helps me to remember important virtues and align my thoughts, words, and actions accordingly.

    With Love,

  5. Yvonne nice to know we are not alone. When I am ill, I usually like to keep it to myself, believing Im feeding the negative side of the illness if I talk about it (crazy I know). So most of my friends don’t know what I am going through at the moment. My aim is to get through it and come out the other side before they hear about it. But you do need someone to talk to and my family make me feel better. Thanks for another lovely post.

  6. My blog didn’t start that way but currently going there, with everything that happening from physical to emotional pain, it feels good to reach out

  7. I would like to order the lesson, don’t waste your a blessing to me and I would like to order for my family to understand the God teaching.

  8. Hi,
    I know Let’s Cut the Crap. It’s beautiful you lift people’s spirits here. Thank you so much for following my blog. I would have welcomed you sooner, but I was on vacation Welcome!

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