Breaking point

 

Everyone has
their breaking point.
Today was hers…

She walked
into the board room,
set her briefcase
on the table,
unclipped her
corporate name badge
from her lapel,
set it beside the briefcase
and walked out the door.

In her briefcase
were her corporate files —
her most recent assignment.
Her findings were catastrophic!
On top of those files
was her letter of resignation.

Everyone has
their breaking point.
Today was hers…

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Contents compiled: February 25 2018
Originally published: April 15 2018
Copyright © 2017-2018 Anonymously Yours

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The Silent Worrior

 

She sat
for what seemed like forever,
flat on the floor
with her back against the wall.

Her hands ached,
her shoulders were tight,
her legs were numb,
her feet were swollen.

Her spirit willed her to move
but her body resisted.
Life for her has never been easy
and this was no different.

Her journey ahead
triggered a sense of panic.
Her chest tightened,
her stomach was in knots.

She was so tired
of the endless struggle.
She wanted it all to stop
but quitting was not an option.

The tears filled her eyes
as she prayed for strength.
She has learned very well
to push through the pain.

One day things will get better…
Her faith is strong!
She believes there’s a reason
for everything, even this!

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: October 20 2017
Originally published: April 12 2018
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While seeking happiness I found joy! 

 

The beauty of your light
shines through
the windows of my heart.

The richness of your love
fills the depleted reservoirs
of my thirsty soul.

I seek your presence
in search of peace,
happiness and wisdom.

I feel your grace
washing over me,
forgiving my errant ways.

I praise your name
in joyful gratitude
for your abundant blessings,
and your everlasting love.

I cherish each new day
for it is one more chance
to share your love.

You understand my desires
and give me more
that I ever expected.

You anticipate my every need
and meet me with open arms
blessing me with your abundance.

Lord, you are wonderful!
And so I thank now
in Jesus name, Amen.

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: April 5 2018
Originally published: April 6 2018
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I’ve not been ‘well’… 

 

Hi, 

I’ve been struggling the last few months with a bit of depression. It took me a long time to figure out what was going on but after careful analysis all the classic symptoms are there:

  • loss of interest in things that once gave me great joy (E.g. Meditating, music, blogging)
  • sleeping uncontrollably (to escape reality) 
  • Not caring much about general appearance (nothing to see here, move along) 
  • Over eating (to feel something other than pain) 
  • Rapid weight gain (eating all the wrong foods) 
  • Foul mood for days on end (wallow and self pity) 
  • Keeping to myself (not wanting to infect others) 
  • Feeling like a mindless drone – – numb (better not to feel if all I felt was pain) 
  • Sad (wondering what I did to deserve this) 
  • Constantly felling like crying (disbelief that this is my life) 

The last 7 years have been brutal! I’ve endured so many levels of pain and agony that had I not known there is a God, and there is a life beyond this unforgiving world, I may have taken the easy way out and ended it all. But I’m not a quitter! I’m not one to stay down for long. I’m not one to accept defeat easily for I know there is one mightier than I who will fight for me.

Friends, I’ve been away because there has been an enormous struggle within. I’ve been away because things have been hard. I’ve been away because I’ve been consumed with tough decisions. I’ve been away because my brain has had no time to relax. I’ve been away because I’ve been worried about my safety. I’ve been away because I’ve not been myself. 

Please know, I haven’t forgotten about you, I simply have not been emotionally and mentally well. I’m slowly finding my way back to the things that once gave me joy. I’m slowly shifting my focus from the chaos to the beautiful things in my life. I’m slowly learning the joy in living a life of gratitude. I’m slowly finding my way back to you. Just give me time…

 

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: February 18 2018
Originally published: February 19 2018
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A one-sentence story: Effervescence 

 

Effervescently, I bubbled
like a freshly opened
bottle of sparkling water,
determined to be
full of joy all day long.

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Contents compiled: August 25 2017
Originally published: August 26 2017
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A one-sentence story: Fierce woman 

 

Never a follower
of the crowd, 
she walks to the beat 
of her own drum. 

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: September 8 2017
Originally published: September 8 2017
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Waiting for change… 

 

“So I fell down the stairs
again today.
This time I made it
all the way down
to the bottom
and hit the concrete.
One day it’s gonna stop.
I know it will… ”

These were the words
she said to me,
with a sad smile.

I sighed and shook my head
in disbelief
but deep down
I wanted to yell at her
to WAKE UP!!!

How could she love a man
who abuses her?
She thinks one day
he’ll change.
What is she teaching her kids?

I see her almost daily.
She’s off in space
escaping her reality.

The sadness consumes her
but she carries on.
When will she wake up?

When will she stop waiting
for change that may never come?
When will she find
the strength to move on?

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: August 9 2017
Originally published: September 20 2017
Copyright © 2017 Anonymously Yours