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A Place to Cry

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A Place to Cry

Virginia Woolf wrote that “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

A certain space, I imagined, where creative energy could flow freely.  I crave that when I want to write , when I have thoughts that just have to be captured on paper.  It is often not a room though for me, but just a space. A gracious and plush yellow couch…a rattan chair outside under the blue dome and blazing sun.

Just as important is a place to cry.  A indispensable space for my life energy to flow and for healing to continue. A place where my tears flow freely and without judgment.  Without pity.  Without question.  Without ready solutions.  Just to let them fall over my cheeks .  I taste their saltiness. Their wetness is real. And often they are just below the surface of my daily mask.  Perched.  Ready.

I am grateful for a place to cry.  I need it.  I crave it.  Even if its just for a moment.  A woman, a man must have love of self and a place to cry if she/he is to live fully.

Do you have a place?

Grateful!

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Grateful!

Grateful to learn that my book has been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Inspirational-Religious category.

Grateful for the opportunity to tell my story.

Grateful for the opportunity to encourage others to tell their stories.

Mostly grateful for Jesus’ story of hope and healing as we become who we are.

I recently learned of a young person whose life was taken by suicide. My heart breaks for that soul and the family.  Jesus’ story reminds me that hope remains. That we are not defined by our worst days.  That we are enough.  No matter what. And though it may not seem like it in our darkest days, a resurrection is possible.  Light will always make a way.

We must continue to tell this story.  Depression is an illness.  It is not our fault.  We do not bring this on ourselves.  It is not a sign of weakness.

Help, Healing and Hope is available… Always!