“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.”