30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ Day 8... Healing

My blessings on Day 8
~ having clean floors
~ another visit from a cute blue-tongued lizard or skink
~ my husband went to the tip to get a wheel for the mower. He needed back wheels. There was only one mower there that was damaged by the front end loader? The back wheel where still OK!

Karla's post today is about something she heard at church this past weekend, well today where she lives. I liked her thoughts:

"Some people seem to be more broken than others.
Maybe the abuse was more painful. The vessel more fragile.
The wound deeper."


Anyway it is something I have been thinking about a little, so it is nice to read things on this subject. At middle age do you find you are going over things again. Is it a good idea? Good to remember before all those things are too hard to recall properly. Do they come back to bite you if you don't go over them again, and then you become ill? Is it good to have a new memory trigger so you remember things that you previously didn't call to mind?

We were asked on a meme this Saturday? about broken hearts. In Australia I don't think we know the common meanings for these phrases as much as in the US. Karla is talking about broken and healed hearts today.

Patchwork Love

Wiki: A broken heart (or heartbreak) is a common metaphor used to describe the intense emotial pain or suffering one feels after losing a loved one, through death, divorce breakup, moving, being rejected, or other means. It is an extremely old and widespread metaphor, dating to at least the Indian Ramayana writings (400 BC - 200 AD).

Heartbreak is usually associated with losing a spouse or loved one, though losing a parent, child, pet, or close friend can also "break one's heart". The phrase refers to the physical pain one may feel in the chest as a result of the loss. Although "heartbreak" is usually a metaphor, there is a condition -- appropriately known as Broken Heart Syndrome -- where a traumatizing incident triggers the brain to distribute chemicals that weaken heart tissue.

I don't think I mentioned any heart breaks the other day because I don't think of things in that light. I have had quite a few things happen, but nothing that has broken my heart I don't think. I am very blessed though, I still have my husband and children. So I stand corrected Bud, I have had my life changed at barely 13 when my parents started going out with another family, and a year later they split up, and we left the farm. I was sad when I realised I was a couple months older than my middle daughter. I also suffered through my husband's divorce after they were separated for some time, that was the time I came along. I also found it hard moving house, the farm took 15 years to recover from. I didn't see my Dad much and he has now passed away. I am going over it, but not to wallow in it, just to appreciate it now that it holds nothing over me, though I do feel slightly rejected, though not from my father, I have had a long time to get over that. Please visit Karla for more on this subject and a very positive post. If you want lots of old memories to resurface visit Youtube!


Karla said…
Hi Linda... I wanted to stop by and say thanks for joining in for the 30 Days of Thanksgiving. I enjoyed reading through your posts... love how you've listed your daily blessings with a grateful heart!

I also appreciated how you've used my 30 Days of Thanksgiving posts as prompts for your own as we join hearts and hands... and will continue to do so for another 22 days! May God be glorified.

Lord bless you my friend... Karla

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