AnonymousDecember 16, 1996 at 9:41 pmPost count: 93172
Thank you so much for that beautiful message. I have been going through the poor me syndrome for a long time now…(driving my family crazy etc. etc. etc…) My toughest times are during the day when my husband is at work and the kids are at school. I get so frustrated…I feel like I am letting everybody down (I should be out there working also) but I can’t. I have an aunt who is dying of breast cancer…she never complains…she just keeps rolling with the punches. She can’t get out of bed…but she always has a smile. Her inner strength just astounds me…I actually find myself envying her. She never thinks of herself as a victim..and she has been through a hell of a lot more than me! I have printed off your message and have put it on my refrigerator…when I get the poor me blues I am going to read it over and over. It is messages like yours Jake that gives me the strength to keep fighting. I pray that during this holiday season that we all find some inner peace amongst the storm our bodies are going through…and may we always keep giving each other the strength to keep fighting! Pam In Iowa (Warrior)AnonymousDecember 16, 1996 at 10:42 pmPost count: 93172
Your message touched me. Earlier today I was kind of down and
had lost perspective on what is important today. Your message touched
me for two reasons: one because of the “hidden” identity that you grew
up with and for the lessons of life that you learned from your Dad.
Yesterday I was speaking with my brother-in-law regarding his ties with
his Mic Mac tribe. He said he grew up as a “white” person. Therefor,
not learning the customs that mean so much to his tribe. It wasn’t
until a few years ago that this changed. His Mother was reunited with
relatives that are now teaching her their ways. She is now busy on her
quest to learn their customs.
No matter who our ancestries are, we all have stories and teachings. I
was taught that we are faced with all things – good and bad – so that we
can grow spiritually and fulfill our destiny. I have been faced
with many hardships and disaapointments too ,however, I have learned
from these experiences. My Afi (Icelandic for Grandfather) thaught me
that we must have balance in our lives and that we exist to give love to
each other. We get so busy achieving and getting “things” that we forget
what really matters. GD has forced me to slow down and ,therefore, has
allowed me put my life in perspective. I forget sometimes to remember
and appreciate the joy I have in my life. My wonderful husband, family,
friends and puppy are what make my life meaningful.
May you be surrounded by love and peace. Thanks for the message, Diane
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