I LOVE this! It is a perfect follow-up to the broken parts of myself that were expressed in my blog post yesterday. I am trying to teach myself to adapt to the limitations of chronic illness and pain and I WILL learn to weave my own parachute out of those broken pieces. It may take time, some trial and error, and a lot of baby steps but I believe we can all get there if we set our minds to it.
We made it through another week! Yay!
Today’s Feel Good Friday quote is by American poet, William Stafford:
“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.”
I absolutely loved the visuals that came when I read this one. So many times we allow the brokenness of our dreams, expectations, desires, and life to bury us. We need to embrace the suck, stand back up, and go. Use it to soften the landing, propel you forward, to go places, to better ourselves, and to help others.
Not strong enough to build your own parachute? Find a friend who is going through the same thing. Join a support group. Know that you are not alone in your sorrow or suffering. Together you can weave a beautiful tapestry and a strong parachute.
May you have a wonderful weekend.
One of my greatest passions in life is animals. I have loved animals, of all kinds, for as long as I can remember. They have always been a huge and important part of my life and I am a strong supporter of animal rights.
In my darkest hours, my pets have always been by my side. When Billy and I are in severe pain, our dog and cats instinctively know and try their best to comfort us in whatever way they can. They are not registered therapy pets, but they are our therapy and our family.
For these reasons and more, I have decided to implement a weekly feature called FurBall Friday. Every Friday, I will publish an animal related post. The posts might include a simple photo, a video, an article, or something that I have written about animals.
For our first FurBall Friday, I would like to introduce you all to our furry family.
Happy FurBall Friday and Happy Halloween! 🙂