Letters about Sadness

Self Portrait: the blues

Dear Friend,

I know you are lost in your sadness, and your heart is hurting right now. Everything in your bones is telling you that this pain you feel will never go away. I am here with you, and instead of telling you not to wallow in your pain I will simply let you know that you are not alone.

I too know what it’s like to have heartache, but I say that not to lessen your pain or even to say our pain is the same, because it’s not.  Each pain and ache is different, and as you travel down the depths of sadness I will be here waiting for you.  I pray that a loving God of your understanding travels with you and guide you safely to the world you are trying so hard to be in, even though it feels like you are sleep walking.

Time takes time, and please I hope you do not fight laughter and joy returning to your life, when you start awakening to life again.  I thought I would be numb forever, and somehow slowly my heart started remawakening to each day.  Sometimes I still cry, but I laugh a lot too. Don’t forget you are not alone, and I’ll be here waiting as you make the journey back home to your heart.

In the Light,

A fellow traveler 

2 thoughts on “Letters about Sadness

  1. “…and I’ll be here waiting as you make the journey back home to your heart.”

    I think this is sensible encouragement. Few people want to hear the platitudes and cliched attempts at comforting. Don’t tell me what “chicken soup” I need when I am suffering. This approach allows one to own his grief. I am not interested in well wishers sharing my grief. It is mine and I wish it to be uncontaminated. As you say it is my journey to make.

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