"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

when the days are hard...

“speak quietly to yourself & promise there will be better days. whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. offer comfort in practical and tangible ways - as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. tomorrow comes more brightly...”

― Mary Anne Radmacher


  1. Oh, this is so true Jojo.
    Sometimes sleep and renewed hope for another day are small gifts that are sometimes overlooked.
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, my good friend. I

    God Bless~

  3. I LOVE this post.... and am going to hang onto those great words... Thank you for sharing them..

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  4. That was heart felt. Big hug. :)

  5. Very good words to remember.

    *hugs* ♥

  6. Thanks. We all need to remember those words from time to time.

  7. Amen :-) and love the peaceful picture

  8. So beautiful. Thanks for the gentle reminder...


  9. What a lovely reminder. I have been having trouble with wanting to want to get up and start my day. I am just missing Mom so much right now. I hope you are feeling much better.


  10. that is priceless. My DIL , just today, posted on facebook that yesterday was a Very Hard Day for her. so this is like salve for the soul.
    ..the greatest grace, is the day is over....
    love it

  11. We should treat ourselves more kindly, shouldn't we? Good advice! Blessings to you, Jojo!

  12. "Offer comfort in practical and tangible ways", the way I often choose to perk myself up and get going. Sometimes all that includes is feeding the dogs, cats, sheep & chickens, but by the end of that time I am up and going. Practicality borne of need, but it works. Sometimes it just involves me cuddling my Labs & cats, that works even better.I hope you are feeling better, my prayers are with you.

  13. Thanks Jojo. I know someone who really needs to read and use this right now!
    Very timely! This is what I LOVE about blogging.

  14. I usually just tell myself to wait 24 hours. This is MUCH better. I need to copy and print ♥♥♥

  15. I needed this today... been beating myself up trying to get moving to do something... We do need to be kinder to ourselves. Thanks for sharing JoJO!


  16. awesome words.
    thank you for this post!

  17. Just what I needed to read! Thank you!


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