This is my blog. My own little corner of the world to share my thoughts, ideas, hopes, dreams, bad days, good days. I do this because I carry so much around inside of me and I have found this to be cathartic. Some sort of release. I do this for me.
But today I write for my friend Lori, who I hope reads this post…
Lori, I know you are struggling. So much so that you haven’t blogged in over a month. I know from your last post that you hesitate to write because you don’t want to “spew negativity”.
I remember reading in one of my many self help books about a way to release negativity through imagery. The author suggested that to get rid of negative thoughts we should imagine blowing up a balloon, then putting that thought inside the balloon and releasing it. Just letting it go…such a beautiful idea, all these balloons of negativity drifting off into space, never to be seen or heard from again.
I’m pretty sure I threw that book away.
But over the last few months as I have shared all of my many thoughts I have found that I have let go of so much that has weighed me down. With each blog I have felt lighter, as if I didn’t have to dwell on that particular question or concern anymore because it was no longer trapped in my mind, but out there somewhere.
I would encourage you, Lori, to write again. Write for you. Or write for me. I’m willing to listen…