A truth I live by

Note: I am re-posting this blog entry under a new title, as I have joined a group of bloggers who are all following a writing prompt each week. If you are interested in participating, you can get all the information by following this link: Writing Prompt/Ellen Stumbo.

I can’t explain why, but this article that I wrote a few years ago and published on Helium.com is one of my favorite pieces of writing. I think part of it has to do with the fact that it might be able to help someone who is going through a similar situation to what I went through.

A friend of mine recently posted as her status what I now consider my mantra. I don’t know where she found it, but a few days later, someone else posted it in a meme. So I know it was meant for me to see and to embrace. Here it is:

My mantra

I cannot get enough of this expression and I have truly taken it to heart over the past several weeks. I am trying to live by it, and in doing so, I have come across a few friends who actually needed encouragement and I was able to give it. It’s not going to cure my depression, of course, but it takes away some of the guilt I feel for having depression (and those of you who suffer like I do know what I mean about the guilt).

So, back to the article… this is my encouragement to fellow NICU moms and dads. It will make your lives a little easier, if not actually easy.

Preemies: How to Survive the NICU

And maybe one day soon I will have the time and the clarity of mind to sit down and tell you all about how I know these things.


4 thoughts on “A truth I live by

    1. Thank you, Ellen! In all honesty, my goal in life is to help others the way others have helped me. I couldn’t get through the trials of my life without the help of loved ones and even a lot of strangers. I think it is really important to share our life experiences with others. We all have to learn from our own mistakes, but sometimes we can avoid mistakes if given some guidance. I’m a nurturer in my heart, though there are many people who would say different because they have never let themselves see that part of me.

      I have a lot on my plate these days and I usually bite of more than I can chew, but I want to keep up with your writing prompts and keep sharing with your followers because I think it is a great networking opportunity. Plus, I love to hear other people’s stories.

      So glad I found your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  1. I like this! I can definately relate to life being something other than you expected. Encouraging others no matter how simple the act can be all you need to turn a day around. When we embrace a life of others first, what a ride it can be!

    Stopping by from Ellen’s prompt.

    1. It really is true! Thanks for stopping by my page! Hope you enjoy Ellen’s writing prompt as much as I do! Looking forward to checking out yours now! 🙂

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