I while ago I signed up to receive the Brave Girls Club daily truth emails.
Here is their blog. It is such an inspiring place to visit ; a quest for happiness for all women.
This is an old message I revisited. It feels like it is from someone who understands my situation completely. I feel my spirits soar reading this message of hope and encouragement.
Dear Lovely Girl,In all the negative spin , surrounded at the moment by a fair bit of stress and sadness in our daily life , these moments of wonderful remind me be always stay positive and look around for the happiness.
Look around at what exists in your life right now, beautiful friend. Look at the events that had to be orchestrated to get you to exactly where you are, doing exactly what you are doing, with exactly who you are with, learning exactly what you are learning and experiencing exactly what you are experiencing.
Look at all of this and know that it was meant just for you. If it feels like you are in a place that you would rather not be at this time, just know that you are in the middle....on the way from here to there....and that you will get through it...that it will last exactly as long as it's supposed to last and teach you exactly what you are meant to learn. And later, you will see how this time was one of your very greatest teachers.
If you are in a place that feels miraculous and wonderful...full of beauty and peace...be sure to marvel in it. Breathe it in, know that everything brought you to now...and that there's always a reason that will take your breath away.
Everything matters. Every decision matters, every experience matters, every relationship matters, every interaction matters, every lesson matters. Each piece creates a whole that is the life you are living in this moment.
What a miracle.
Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo - Brave Girls Club.
Then deep gratitude seeps in and I know what a good deal I have just to be alive and I breathe a little easier... at least for a while.
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."~ Abraham Lincoln
This afternoon, my path intersected first with the Breast Cancer Support Nurse (who was grocery shopping) in Woolworths . Then a 'strange' (as in I didn't know her) lady stopped to ask me how I was doing and tell me about her hair growing back and encourage me. I'm assuming she noticed my headscarf.
We had a conversation this lady & I , she was clearly having a rough patch with her health and difficulties getting medical treatment. She had/has Breast cancer too and numerous other health issues. A local medical practice had turned her away, today, because she was too complex. She said she thinks she has fallen through the cracks.
The Breast Cancer Nurse was able to give the lady her 'work' phone number (on the back of an old docket no less) and hopefully will help this lovely lady sort out her complex problems and shine a little light for her.
We swapped numbers and names too. The 'Strange Lady' said to me 'I saw you and I knew I had to speak to you'
I hope it is serendipitous for this lady - I'm still a little amazed by it.
Do you engage or chat to random strangers ?