Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Reflections of HOPE: Embracing the Ride

What is the worst roller coaster ride in your life?

Divorce? Loss of a baby? a diagnosis? death of a loved one? suicide?

Whatever troubles you, you MUST embrace the ride.  

Step 1- get on ride, when you are forced to face your fears, it is best to just get on with it.  Go through the motions.  You may anticipate the ride with fear, however you sit and hold on tight

Step 2- safety belt.  Make sure your ride is safe, Don't seek out a blindfold or anything that can make the ride easier to handle.  In order to get to the end of the journey you must start at the beginning. 

Step 3- when the coaster is climbing up the hill, dig your feet in to the ground, usually anticipation is far worse then the actual drop.  

Step 4- Enjoy the easy parts.  Let yourself smile, and feel the wind blowing in your hair.  Give yourself credit for coming this far. 

Step 5- When the coaster is full of twist and turns dark tunnels and sometimes knocking you around, just hold on, breathe, Each day you are on this coaster, the more strong you become.  Remember these times, embrace them.  

The Final Step- When you get off the ride, you feel a sense of empowerment, feel proud,  But the truth is, its devastating. It is a horrible ride, one you would never have your worse enemy go on.  You now realize, the ride sucks and will never change, but we change and we get more tolerant to these quick twists and upside down feelings....

In order to heal, embrace the ride.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reflections of HOPE: Be Still

Be still for awhile
No worries no concern

Be still for a moment
No fear of the unknown

Be still for a day
Let your thoughts  be free

Be still forever
As I always feel you near me....