If you read yesterday’s blog, “Closing the Revolving Door“, you know that I am dealing with the end of a significant relationship in my life, and that change has led to a swirl of thoughts and feelings. Upon waking this morning, one of the first things I did was to re-read a message that my dear pal, Dawn, sent to me yesterday. Here is an excerpt from her message:
“And I mean you being very kind to yourself. You have done nothing wrong. Perhaps you have loved to a fault. But there is absolutely no shame in loving with all you have and forgiving those you love. You gave honest, loving efforts and its over. That sucks. That’s hard to swallow. But you know what, do not beat yourself up over anything. Applaud yourself for loving. Pat yourself on the back for forgiving and giving it all you have. What you have done is be a good, honest, kind, loving human being. We need more of you in the world. Please realize what you did right in this relationship and be kind and gentle with yourself this week. Allow yourself to hurt and be angry, but realize the kindness you deserve from others and from yourself. You are human, with a tremendous amount of love to give. Allow yourself to be just exactly who you are. It’s perfect and genuine and it will be reciprocated by the right person. Just let it all go with all the anger you want and be kind to yourself for having loved intensely and honestly. I love you pal!”
Her words both touched my heart and permeated the negative thoughts that had taken root in my mind, and they were an absolute game changer for me. The kindness that I showed myself made today a rather good one, and I was able to let go even more. I cannot add too much more to this, other than to say how very grateful I am to have such an amazing friend in my life. I shall carry her message with me always, and I shall always be just exactly who I am, as that is good enough. I love you right back, Pal!
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