Tuesday, March 5, 2013


words have a lot of power
you can use them to create or destroy
words can give you comfort
make you think
make you cry

this last stay in the hospital for my daughter for her mental illness got me to thinking about words
she expressed a desire to read something each day and to reflect on it- maybe it would help keep her out of the darkness
she suggested the Bible- i don't have anything against the bible but it can be pretty thick and heavy with words and sometimes there are too many words

i went looking for some kind of book i could give her that wasn't all Hallmark card- you know?
i came up empty

maybe i should write my own book

i have been collecting quotes, words of wisdom, passages from books for years. i write them down in a notebook ( i am on my 4th notebook since i started)  now i have a board on Pinterest dedicated to them.

if you are reading this can you take a moment and write down words you use to help you get through a rough patch
words that make you think
get you back on track

here's one of my favorites:

"there is no such thing as a problem
without a gift for you in its hands.
You seek the problems 
because you need
their gifts"
Richard Bach 
holding hands

1 comment:

Sam B said...

Often for me, when I'm going through tough times I pick verses from the bible. I don't read the whole thing, or much of it, but I have a few verses that I turn to, and verses I find illustrated on pictures, and they help. Along with music. It can be extremely encouraging.
I also like, "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." "There are no words, sometimes, for the pain that finds us. Only time, as it drips along into a new day, a new breath, a new smile, a bigger fight, a braver you." "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
And for the artist in both of us; "If you're feeling blue - try painting yourself a different color."

I hope this helps in any way!