These past few weeks it has been hard to find inspiration. I’ve been dealing with a lot of exhaustion; some in part to my family’s busy schedule, but a lot of fatigue has been caused by my PTSD and depression symptoms.
Inspiration Found Everywhere: Finding Hope
When I first heard about the death of Robin Williams and how he died, it brought back a flood of emotions. The strong empathy I have for his family; especially his children has been overwhelming.
If you have followed me for a little while you will have a brief glimpse into my family’s story; you can read some of it on my About Page or you can head over to the page I created to share the events my children I have been through I have named Scars on My Heart; I have recently updated to share and give insight to my parents horrific death.
I share how they have died to help me to process what has happened and to also bring help and hope to others that have endured great loss.
Very few people around me know what has happened because I have learned to cope by avoiding. One of the reasons why I began this blog was to quit avoiding and to reach out to others and bring help to anyone that is suffering in depression, PTSD or any other burdens.
Through our hard times and days when we find the struggles greater than the triumphs I want to share where I have I have found inspiration, where I am finding hope.
Take a look at the places I have found beauty, encouragement, laughter and smiles this past few weeks.
Quotes & Sayings
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness”- Desmond Tutu
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear, if we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”- Thich Nhat Hanh
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”- Michelle Obama
“Hope is a walking dream.”- Aristotle
“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.”- Ivan Illich
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”- Audrey Hepburn
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”- Carl Jung
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”- Don Marquis
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds”.- Aristotle Onassis
Be Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Dr. Kent Brantly leaving Emory University Hospital after being cleared and no longer having the Ebola virus.
Israeli couple having their wedding pictures taken on the Israel-Gaza Border
Skateboarder launching himself off a crack in the sidewalk in Napa, California after the 6.0 earthquake hit
It Was Written
I started following the blog of a wonderful writer and woman Diana Stone a couple of years ago. After reading her family going through so many trials and tribulations and seeing how she processed things through her writings I decided to start my own blog. Recently Diana shared a very touching and real post about dealing with the anniversary of her son’s death The Day Before.
Another sweet lady I follow and have gotten to know through her writings is Angie. She just recently had a death in her family and posted Sorrow Turned into Joy. It’s a nice and touching remembrance of how we can turn hurt into triumph.
Everybody Hurts by REM
“When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on”
Do you have struggles that seem to keep you down? Where are you finding hope in the midst of sorrow, hurt or pain?
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or any other symptoms please seek help. You may go online to The Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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