So Do You?

So do you? Take care of yourself, that is? Here are some of Sheila Wray Gregoire’s comments on the topic.

Perhaps you’re reading this post thinking, “I wish I could worry about being too busy!” Don’t worry; the time will come. And like I said, the busy-ness does not all have to do with speaking. If you can see you have a busy personal time, just don’t take engagements then. It’s not worth it, and you’re far more likely to become ill and run down.

You can find the rest of Sheila Wray Gregoire’s comments here

Who knew? I thought I needed to pour out my life to God and that included setting aside everything to speak, no matter where. No matter if it was a family grad, or a funeral or a celebration of some kind.
No? Why didn’t you say so sooner , Sheila! Where were you when I needed you?

The Angst of Journaling

I can’t always speak the truth so I write it…in my journals (thirty-five spiral ring note books so far).

I sometimes wonder what my eventual readers will have to say about these scribbles.  Might they be angry? Most of the books on grief say that anger is part of the recovery process. All right then. Let them get it all out at once!

Sorry that they had not taken the time to know me well? Perhaps. In that case, they might begin to listen more to the heart of those still living.

Decide that they made the right decision after all? Why not? I am not perfect and surely some of my feelings were unjustified. The good thing is that I kept them to myself…until now.