I received a new Story Submission from a mother in Arlington, Texas last week. By looking at her picture below, you can probably tell (as I did) she is very wise. Her story will shock you, comfort you and help expand your thinking. Cheryl has brought us a new perspective on stories shared. She reflects as the “mother” and “care taker” of many friends growing up. Those she held the hair of while they puked at parties, those who stopped talking to her for petty reasons, those who took drugs, those who committed suicide, those on medication and many more.
When I finished this story, posted from her own blog, I was disappointed because I wanted to read more, more, more. This story is a MUST READ. Cheryl shares some incredible insights within the last few paragraphs of her post. Let them sink in. You will be in good company.
Today, I invite you to take a deep breath and search inside for the insecurities and disappointments you struggle with. What do you see? If you feel overweight, that may bring up feelings of embarrassment, wonder of how you got here, maybe even feelings of disgust. If you just went through a breakup, career change or move, you may be feeling deep loss, completely alone and while people close say they understand, you feel they don’t. Maybe plain and simply you just don’t feel good enough.
I invite you now to take another deep breath and release a little bit of those feelings as you exhale. I’m not even asking for a complete release; just enough to give yourself the break you need.
I know what it’s like to feel so lonely and lost that you don’t know what to do. Sure, you put a smile on your face when in public, […]
Amber – I never saw you without a smile on your face. I forgot how much I like being around people who are positive.
I never really mentioned this but last semester during school, I really felt that I had lost myself. I was questioning my moral value and self-worth and doubting just everything about myself.
Pictures of rage, disappointment, lost identity, questioning of trust were things that filled my room and occupied my thoughts. You really inspired me to become more – become all I can be.
Not many people are truly there for one another, but I knew I could always count on you. Thank you for everything you have done for me and given me.
And thank you most of all for believing in me.
Sharings from an ongoing series of story-sharing and expression. To submit your story or express your feelings, click here »