7/16/2009

Trying To Rise

I thought it fit well...

“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

Walter Anderson


but it will still hurt...

"My heart, I gave to you,
wrapped in the colors of vulnerability,
ribbons of sacredness,
you opened,
and tossed aside."

I wrote this after my blog. I thought it was beautiful...there is beauty in sadness..when I realize the colors of my vunerability..and the sacredness of my heart.... and then it seeps in....

I refuse to let this break me...but I find myself with the bricks that were thrown..making a wall.

Almighty Heidi

13 comments:

Cat said...

and in time it will hurt less and less.

Del C ... ★ said...

It's all about your atittude towards life isn't? IF you look at life differently, you might see a rainbow or a rainy day. :)

Your blog gave me a lot of inspiration, do you mind if I put a link of it in my blog?

:) Thank you .

xxx

AlmightyHeidi said...

Del C..of course you can link it :)

AlmightyHeidi said...

Cat...Thanks you are always so wonderful.

Sierra Wolf said...

Heidi,

This is the first chance I've had to catch up with you. I'm SO sorry for all that you are struggling with. I had a few days last week where I ran out of meds and just fell into a black hole; eventually, I tried to pick a fight with God. (didn't work out so good)
Yes, it is about attitude and choices. From what I have read, you are an unbelievably strong and smart woman. Keep rising.
((hugs))

MilesPerHour said...

I have never seen that quote by Walter Anderson before but it has been just that way for me my entire life.

Shadow said...

a hauntingly beautiful poem!

and yes, it is ultimately how we choose to react to what we have. and it's not easy sometimes. *hugs*

Greenfingers said...

I do like this, can relate to it very well.

Rolf said...

Rise
I read rise

;)

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

I find myself with the bricks that were thrown..making a wall. Now that is beautifully said!

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

Good quote and yes attitude does make a huge difference.

Just Be Real said...

((((safe hugs))))
I am learning also it takes time to heal. Don't like it, but have no choice!

foam said...

one brick at a time and it will get built ..
XOXO