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  •  Hug Bailey. (2+ / 0-)
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    relentless, JVolvo

    I'm just coming out of a hard year myself.  You may not know what you're going to do, but I hope you don't mind if I take a guess:  

    You're going to feel like the whole world is falling apart and you can't handle it.  The thing is, you will be handling it -- you just won't realize it.  

    Weekends where you completely break down are part of handling it.  So is sharing your unhappiness and accepting encouragement.  So is having a rotten day, and getting up the next day feeling miserable and stressed, but continuing to do what you need to do to take care of yourself and those you care about.  You'll feel like the sole purpose of the universe's existence is to drive you into the dirt, but you'll still do things that make everyone who relies on you lucky to have you in their lives.  (Even if you're doing it on autopilot, it still counts.)  

    Eventually the dust will settle, and you'll look back and think, "Damn, how did I get through that?"  You'll be amazed at your own strength.

    That's my guess.  I'd bet money on it.

    •  wow, to all of you that have taken (0+ / 0-)

      the time to speak with me. It does mean alot. And Kcc I did go thru that with my brother's death.
      I am doing much better now, but I think most of us go a little crazy when things keep piling on.
      I can't tell you all how warm I feel with your caring.
      From the bottom of my heart........

      The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism." MLK

      by snoopydawg on Sun May 09, 2010 at 09:18:40 PM PDT

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