Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This is a good piece; says it all. There are many ways to unburden ourselves of our fears or demons so to speak. One as mentioned here is to share with a close friend. And I agree. Also, there is private journal writing... and too Prayer. I resort to all three... with attention to the right place, time, person, and the weight of concern or issue at hand.

I have my close friends here, Lody particularly who knows all my cares and woes, joys and happiness. I appreciate her for standing by me through it all. As I do the same for her.

Friends I hold so dear to me. Every friendship through the years is valued and treasured. Truly they are my gold. But as life always would, some of them have gone and those who have remained are called to other directions in life thus severing the ties thru no fault of anyone. New ones have replaced them, true. But I do know that people come and go in our lives - not one meant to stay forever. Of such is life. Sadly.

So on most occasions I would rather pour out my heart in prayer. God is always there, will never leave me, and can work miracles which no human hands can do. In prayer, I find my peace... my burdens become light... my tears and fears washed away with His hand. Prayer is my help -- God my bestest friend. :-)
To quote:
Plunging Into The Deep
Life Can Be Scary

Life can take us on a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows and twists and turns. Even for those of us who enjoy unexpected thrills, it’s frightening to suddenly find ourselves heading for a deep plunge. Yet, it happens to all of us. At these moments, it is important to remember that you are not alone in your experiences. No matter how brave, strong, or levelheaded we are, sometimes, we all get scared.

Our fears may revolve around our physical safety, particularly if we are not feeling well, living under difficult circumstances, or doing work that exposes us to hazardous conditions. Or, we may be experiencing financial woes that are causing us to be fearful about making ends meet. We may also fear the loss of a loved one who is sick, or we may be scared of never finding someone special to spend our life with. We may be scared to start at a new school, begin a different job, move to a new town, or meet new people. Whatever our fears are, they are valid, and we do not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed that we are, at times, afraid.

It may be comforting to know that everyone gets scared, and it is perfectly OK. Sometimes just acknowledging our fears is enough to make us feel better. And while it sometimes takes a lot more to ease our mind, we can console ourselves with the knowledge that life can be scary at times. Giving ourselves permission to be scared lets us move through our fears so we can let it go. It also makes it alright to share our fears with others. Sharing our apprehensions with other people can make our fears less overwhelming because we are not letting them grow inside of us as pent up emotions. Sharing our fears also can lighten our burden because we are not carrying our worries all by ourselves. Remember that you are not alone.

This was forwarded to me in email by a good friend today. Its author unknown. Have highlighted my favorite lines.


  1. Awesome post... so true! Fear can bring us to some dark and haunted places in our lives. But we do not have to face it alone. It is wise to use our sources of strength to guide us. Yes, I agree that everyone sometimes takes a plunge, and it is ever so important for us to learn what helps us through those pitfalls. Thanks for posting this :)

  2. I loved the sentence"God is always there, will never leave me, and can work miracles which no human hands can do. He is the last resort as we usually make Him instead of the first resort.Burdens shared with genuine wellwishers lighten the heart no doubt.The fears seem reduced in their intensity.
    Very nicely written

  3. Hi Roxy! I agree -- "It is wise to use our sources of strength to guide us." :-) Delighted to have you here. Thank you for this lovely visit and for your message. Wish you all the best. Blessings to you and yours.

  4. Hi KP!

    Great to see you take leave from your prolific writing in your blog. :-) Thank you for the visit and message. Hope you're having a lovely day. God bless you and your family.

  5. beautiful post. I just found you and very happy that I did. Sarah

  6. Welcome, Sarah! :-)

    Wonderful to see you. Thank you for your lovely message. You know what, am glad to have gone to your blog too. Will be going back there often, that's for sure. So see you around. Blessings of peace and happiness to you and yours.

  7. Ellen,

    It is an absolute truth that there is no one who has no fears. If one says so, either he or she is saint or hypocrite. Fear of unknown is always there haunting each one of us. Thanks for reminding all that it is not only one but all who have this. And prayers give so much of solace. Only thing I will add is that one should not pray only when in distress but all the time with heartfelt thanks to whichever God one believes in.

    Take care

  8. Ellen, your post is so very touching and something I needed to read and take to heart. Just the title alone captivated me. Blessings to you dear one.

  9. Oh this is so right, Jack >>> ... " Only thing I will add is that one should not pray only when in distress but all the time with heartfelt thanks to whichever God one believes in." - I agree a hundred percent. Cause God has been, is, and always will be my anchor in life.

    Thanks for coming by and for your message. Hope all's well at your end. God bless you and your loved ones.

  10. WELCOME, Just Be Real! :-)

    So lovely to see you here! Likewise tons of blessings to you, my new friend. Thank you for this visit and your wonderful message.

    [And you know something? :-) I like your blog.]

  11. P.S.


    Thank you so much. It's all appreciated and treasured. Please know that your blogs are among the best I have seen in this our blog world. You offer much for the reader to learn. Thank you for your generous sharing of insights and wisdom... and of your hearts.

    God bless you all!



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