“One of the questions I’ve been struggling with is “how simple is too simple?” At what point does a simplistic wardrobe become a boring one? And does it matter?
This week I’ve noticed some of my favorite fashion bloggers paring down, which is particularly noticeable because these two tend to be very flashy, complex dressers. ” – Cate MacDonald at Twenty Pieces: Paring Down
This article made me realize how even after horrible traumatic events, good is still possible. With affection, compassion, and caring, it’s possible to restore to a living state the nearly dead.
“99% of everything is shit-that includes people.”
“I am the 1%?”
“Yes! You are good stuff.”
“Occupy won’t go anywhere. I’m cautiously optimistic about the future, though I anticipate there will be failures. There will be bad press. There will be moments when we lose focus and perhaps even fight amongst ourselves. But we must remain focused and, most importantly, continue to listen to each other. Solidarity must exist for the working poor, the middle class …”
I check my email everyday. I usually write an email everyday too. I don’t always write a post on you everyday though. And I have never sent you an email before. I guess we weren’t that kind of friends before now.
Don’t be mad if I don’t email you very often. I am sure I will still visit you sometimes or maybe even call you on the phone still. Don’t take it personally if you don’t have a new message in your inbox everyday – we have to keep living our separate lives, you know. Don’t be clingy.
Anyway, glad I finally told you.
Have a great day!
Characteristics of Comforting People
Being present and listening
Caring and compassionate
Warm and gracious
Supportive and validating
As taken from The Art of Comforting by Val Walker
My heart hurts. I am grieving. It feels like waves of sadness will never stop bashing me down. It feels like I can’t breathe. It feels like I am waiting to drown.
I feel waves of despair.
Sometimes I just want the pain to end.