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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Things I learned Yesterday

Yesterday I learned so many things. It was an exceptionally challenging day. So... here are a few things I learned:

I learned that communication is the key. And sometimes, when a relationship ends, you must assure others in your life that it's not their 'fault'. Even if there is absolutely NO WAY it could be, they still need that assurance.

I learned that no matter how close to death a spirit is, you can't predict the timing. I nursed our near-death ferret all day yesterday. He stopped taking fluids around 4pm, I let him rest, checking on him and talking to him periodically. I knew he would be gone by morning. This morning, still no stirring, but he is taking fluids. Who knew that Oliver was such a fighter?
I learned that when my heart is hurting, it is ok to finally let the tears spill out. I seldom let that happen, but the cleansing I felt was astonishing.
I learned that there are people... some very physically close to me... some who I have never met in person... who can soothe my soul.
I learned that no man is an island and no-one is on this journey alone. And I learned that my duty is to reach out when I need the support. Friends can't be there for me if they don't know what I need.
I was reminded that life is amazing. What did you learn yesterday?

5 comments:

michiganhemp said...

I learned that you are one tough cookie, and there are many, many reasons that you have become my best friend!

*hugs*

Kim said...

Go Oliver.... Bless his little heart. Lots of love to you, you can do it. :0)

Kim (KimsBeads)

Flamingo Junction said...

So glad Oliver is hanging tough. You are a great pet mommy and whatever happens, he knows he is loved.

Avlor said...

hugs to you and to little Oliver.

What did I learn yesterday? Well, it's a lesson I keep having to remind myself of. Keep the important stuff, the important stuff. Made myself take time out to be with my youngest. Best time I spent all day, and I almost didn't do it!

Tea said...

You learned a lot yesterday. A very thoughtfully written post.

I learned that you have to make time for your priorities and that saying 'no' is not always bad - just sometimes difficult.

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