Friday, May 23

holding onto hope*

jen, swirly, andrea, canon digital rebel xti

There are many morsels of my friendships that I hold dear to my heart. One of them that is so very special to me is something I have learned from the amazing women in my life.

On the days when the sadness feels overwhelming and I struggle to hold onto those positive, manifesting thoughts, I hear them say..."release that pressure to be positive all the time. give it to us. let us hold onto the hope you need so that you can rest your head and feel whatever it is you feel in this moment."

I am grateful for this gift. Grateful that it teaches me how to be a better friend to them when they lose hope. It teaches me to be more gentle with myself. I have so much faith in the power of loved ones in my life holding onto a dream for me during those moments when it feels too heavy or out of reach.

I have this vision of them circling me, cupping my hope in their hands, leaping, dancing and lifting it to the sky and when I am ready, they gently hand it back to me.

...and it somehow feels lighter and closer and real again.


Blogger Silvia said...

how i love this post...you put your words and feelings out here with such elegance.

have a great weekend!
xo Silvia

May 23, 2008 at 11:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this post too :-) Our friendships really do save us and nourish us when we need it the most!

May 23, 2008 at 12:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Swirly said...

We are holding it for you, taking care of it, nurturing it, safeguarding it...it is always there for you, you'll never lose it. Consider us your guardians of hope. I love you.

May 23, 2008 at 5:00:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i will remember that italicized paragraph forever.


listen to closer to fine by the indigo girls.
:) it is my friend song.


May 23, 2008 at 5:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger MediaMoose said...

that's so beautiful..

May 24, 2008 at 3:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Eileen W. said...

A lovely testament to your friends...so thoughtful and true.

May 24, 2008 at 7:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

i always hold on to your hope with tender heart and hands.


May 24, 2008 at 8:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger wrecklessgirl said...

thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog...i totally have you in my blog feed, and check up all the time (even if i'm kinda silent). your words mean so much, i have similar struggles. i guess that's something to connects people, helps us stay strong.


May 24, 2008 at 1:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Marianne said...

i love that perspective. my hands are here. xoxo

May 24, 2008 at 11:24:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you must go see this movie helen hunt directed....the relationships therein are as true as the words of your post.
you speak from the heart and this unites thoughts that think and feel as you do....
so grateful i found your blog via a post on jen lemen's blog on blogher.
thanks much....i'm subscribing now :)
hugs, tre :)

May 25, 2008 at 12:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Thea Coughlin said...

hmmm love-I am with you loving you and enjopying these wise words

May 25, 2008 at 12:53:00 PM PDT  

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