A friend of mine had been repeatedly raped, in reality, by her father as a child. When she tried therapy, it brought repressed memories to the surface and made her worse. I’m told the ratio is roughly one to one to one. For everybody, like me, that therapy helps, there is somebody who gets worse, and there is another who gets little or nothing out of it. But it’s definitely worth giving therapy a try. If you have the courage and strength.
To me, this is the face of courage. Here’s a “differently abled” man, and yet he had no intention of allowing his challenge to change who he is, or how he wanted to live his life.
Eagles and Sparrows 7/7/22
When you are low, and when you are feeling powerless, think about that little sparrow. You have more power than you think, if you have the courage to tap into it.
Rachel, if you are reading this, for what it’s worth, I’m so very proud of you.
I excitedly texted a quick greeting and made some kind of comment along the lines of “tell me about him”. I was certain that she found somebody and just stopped texting me, but, hoped it was not because of jealousy. But when she responded, she didn’t respond.
Who You Can’t Be 1/28/22
When people tell you that you cannot be something, achieve something, or accomplish something, it seems to me that there are two good ways to handle it.
it was an important lesson for me to trust in myself, or at least double-check, if something seems amiss
Getting over the feeling of being “worthy” is probably one of the most difficult hurdles in a new project.
We, all of us, have a habit of looking at the impurities in ourselves, the flaws, those things we don’t like, and hope others don’t notice, and yet, we all have the capacity to glow. For some of us, it’s our hearts that shine forth for our loved ones in undying kindness and effort.
Little Rocky 2/20/21
My little family seems to keep growing. But let’s start this story at the beginning, with peanuts.