Posts in "courage" tag

When your child dies

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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you don’t just live in a world, but a world lives in you.” Frederick Buechner

It just keeps happening.

Young people dying.

I know of several young people who have died in the last several days. One of them was my cousin. I know that it happens all over the world in every culture every day.

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When you’re a nervous wreck

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“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if it hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. “   -Pearl S. Buck

Have you ever had the feeling like you and your disconsolate heart might just self-destruct? Right here? Right there? Right now?

That your nerves would break down to their most raw state; that they would have a wreck amongst themselves, totally wrecking you? 

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