I know if I allowed it, this could turn into a major fall, the way trees will eventually give up and topple over, worn out and lacking the physical and spiritual strength to go on. That can be a tempting option, one we have all felt at certain times in our lives. Luckily this isn't one of those times.
Now many of us would head for that gallon of ice cream at this point, spoon in hand and ice cream container in the other, and I would too if I had any in the house. But since I try to keep healthy food in the pantry, and let's face it, a piece of fruit or a carrot isn't going to help, my next option to get out of my funk is to grab a friend with a kind, open heart. And that's just what I did.
That was all I needed to get right again. This time I didn't fall. Here's a favorite quote of mine by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
"Oh the comfort - the inexpressible comfort
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words - but pouring them
All right out - just as they are -
Chaff and grain together -
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them -
Keep what is worth keeping -
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away."
Thank you Mary Ann.