Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This week Jamie asks: What story do you wish to live or let go of?

Grief has affected my life in so many ways.
I am not the woman that I used to be.
Some people may fear grief, not understand it or maybe just don't care.
I am tired of pretending that this is not a part of me.
To stay silent so others can feel comfortable. Why should I have to
jump over THEIR hurdles when I have MY own obstacle course to go through?
Why stay in the "shallows" because others can't see the big, deep, blue sea?
MY life is a journey. There is joy and sorrow. Grief and gratitude.
Laughter and tears. Sunshine and rain.
Whatever the day may bring, I wish to embrace it , be in it and not to give
"two, tinkle, tinkle wolfs, wolfs"
worrying about what other people think.


What story do you wish to live or let go of?



12 comments:

Sarah said...

As Lissa Wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!
I love that last bit..Twinkle...
I agree..lets wade on out there!! I am one of those that stuffs my own pain and grief too..am trying to Let Fly with my own stuff more myself! Wonderful wish hon, Sarah

Lis said...

Here's to embracing it all as part of our magnificent stories!

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sulwyn said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lawendula said...

I like this: "Grief and gratitude", this is a wonderful book/fimtitle.
As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. :)

Ginny said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, I wish for her also. Embrace each day with all of its ups and downs. Sometimes it can be a bumpy ride but it is never dull. Have fun with each moment.

Snap said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her also.

Hugs---

inkgrrl said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Cindy Jones said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Lissa, thank you for your candid honesty about grief. It helps to know one is not alone in feeling this way.

Karen D said...

Well said Lissa, we should all be true to ourselves and our stories.
As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. may it be so.

Rapunzel said...

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lissa, this is such a timely topic for me right now. As you know, it is the first anniversary of my mother's death and I am heartsick.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment.

xoxoxox

Ellecubed said...

I think it is oh so important to honour and let grief be in your life. I too have struggled lately with wanting to push down grief and pretend as though it does not impact me in the way that it does. But essentially I found that I had to sink into the grief in order to make my way through it.

As Lissa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Tabitha the KnittingJourneyman said...

As you wish for yourself, I so loving and heartily wish for you as well.