This is true and I do appreciate those times that I don't feel alone... great quote :)
I agree, Launna! Happy Thanksgiving to you.
MB: do you have plans for T-Day? If not, call me. :-)
This is true! As much as we are constantly striving for connections, with our marriage, children, social networks, colleagues, friends, in the end, it is up to only ourselves to find relevance, love and security. As much as we would like to support and bring a close connection to those we love, ultimately it is they who need to find it within themselves to provide for themselves what they need to move forward. Our experiences are not shared. They are ours. Two people could read the same text and walk away with different emotions based on a lifetime of experience. Only we can understand what we are going through.
Miss Sue, thanks for putting into words what we all feel but can't always articulate. Our experiences really *aren't* shared, they are indeed ours alone. Just as 2 people can read the same book and feel entirely different things, so too can 2 people go through the same cancer experience and yet experience it entirely differently. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, my friend!
So true. We depend on ourselves and if we happen to get a hand or a shoulder to cry on, it's a gift and not to be taken for granted.
Thanks, Eileen. I concur!
dear Renn,this quote is so true. I am learning that a gratitude list is one of my life necessities;keeping a little notebook and listing each person or event or thing that has come my way to make me smile, feel wonder, make me think, and take me outside of myself on any given day is such a gift. and gifts make us feel grateful, and so much less alone. much love and light to you, my friend karen
Thank you, Karen. I hope you are surrounded by family and friends this Thanksgiving! xoxo
Your comments are encouraging — and encouraged!