"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, April 16, 2013

running blind...

...I have had such a heavy heart lately, so much so that I have considered closing down this little blog of mine.  I get the feeling that many of us are feeling the same thing on one level or another.  I haven't written anything in over three weeks and for someone like me who needs an outlet for these feelings and the friendship it brings, that is a long three weeks.  I wonder if I've lost that feeling, that lovin' feeling.  I wonder if I've said everything I needed to say or if I've said anything at all, anything that matters or makes sense.  I try to remember why I started this adventure and how exciting it was at first and wonder when it became a chore.  Life has been so overwhelming lately and this is beginning to feel like one more thing I have to get done and I don't want to feel that way.  I've been running and running and getting no where, heaviness in my legs and feet and no where to go.  Running on empty.  Should I stay or should I go?  More importantly, are you running towards something, running in place, or not at all?

Let our prayers and actions run towards Peace.


  1. Sometimes my blog feels like a chore too. I think we all get that way. Life has ups and downs yet I think we all feel that the blog should be all Pollyanna and sunshine. Butthen it becomes not reflective of our lives. And I believe that is why we all do it -- to share the good and bad and get lifted up when we need it. Take a little break if you need to, but don't hesitate to vent or rant here also. We have all been there.

  2. I can understand that obligatory feeling-I hope you know you can say whatever you need to on here.
    Praying for peace for you no matter what decision you make.

  3. Well, you can always leave it sit and come back to it when and if you feel the need.
    You can always email friends when you need an ear to bend.
    You know I post randomly. I have found some friends through it, but it was mostly for my brother and my son while he was in England.
    And now that we are retired, he's in North Carolina so he can still keep up.
    You've had a long road and if this is weighing you down you should definitely take a break.
    *hugs* God bless. He will show you the way. ♥

  4. Well girlfriend…we must be on the same wavelength. My blog has become a chore for me and it is something I use to love so much. It’s been reduced down to pretty much just sharing CREATIONS and I’m bored with it. I think I've shared all the stories of my life/faith that I have in me. There is nothing new here…maybe I just need a fresh anointing! Not sure.

    Anyway…I’ll tell you what I’m told when I speak of this same thing…everyone says FOLLOW YOUR HEART…so that is what I’m doing. I hope you’ll do the same. The beating of your own heart will lead the way.

    Love to you~


  5. Jojo, I know I personally need you in my life. I too randomly write on my blog. I get very few comments anymore. I wonder myself should I close mine down, but then sometimes, I feel like writing so it's there when I need it.
    I think we are in the same place, and we need each other to fall back on. Text me, email me, please keep in touch.
    I love you Jojo!!

    God Bless~

  6. I think we all get that way. I no longer post everyday. I used to but then it got harder to do. I do wonder how you are doing when I don't see you online. I have a new email address that I am now using. I will send you it through email. I also now have texting! yeah! I have moved into the 21st century with some of the technology. Please stay in touch. If you need a break, then take one.


  7. I too, have felt like you many times. And oddly, I often post things that don't mean as much as the things I'm thinking about...what's that all about? Maybe you just need to take a little break and wait for that muse to come back. Truth told, we're all a little down right now, what with the Boston disaster. Give yourself time, sweetie...OK?

  8. You're not going anywhere, Sistah! You're one of the rocks that sustain me. I go through seasons of blogging madness and blogging abstention. I just blogged for the 2nd time this morning since Kathy died. We need each other here. We expect each other here. How would we get through the everyday life, nation and world crises without each other? I gain so much from your posts. Hang in there...I love you to the moon and back!

  9. If you need a good LICK then ~~~~~~~~ here ~~~~~ does that help!?

    Sophie Doodle here!

  10. It may be time to move on. Nothing is forever and life is about finding some peace and a little joy.
    I still like to come to my computer and write, but I don't do it everyday anymore like I use to. Life is different. I find it hard to keep up with the reading of other blogs. I haven't the time and ,I have to admit, I don't have the inclination to do it either.
    I also think that after a week like this one, we are all in a state of arrested shock and it will take a while to recover.
    Please know that I'm thinking about you and hope that you can find a good place to sit and relax. Life is so complicated. We feel it more as we grow older. Rest... don't think about anything for a while Jojo. It's OK to do this. It's time for you to take a break.

  11. Good morning Joanne. Thank you for stopping by here at my blog last evening. It is always good to hear from you.

    You are not alone, I am sure, in feeling a little apprehensive about blogging.....and everything else for that matter. I truly feel this 'feeling' of lack of purpose is intensified during seasonal transitions. It doesn't take much to 'tip' us over towards that edge.

    What I have seen and learned from you over the time (years now?) we've 'met' here, is that life can be full of very difficult traumas that we don't have that much control over, But life is also full of precious and beautiful events......people, children, our gardens, good food, those peaceful moments we cherish and wish would last forever.

    I am learning that all these 'things' are part of what makes us the person we are. We can't have one without the other. Yes sometimes it does feel like there is more 'negative' than 'positive'but usually it all balances out.

    I know you know all this Joanne. Sometimes it just may help for you to know that you are not alone (even though I am sure you think you are pretty unique!! lol). Wish I was too!!

    And if you fell you can't 'fit in' blogging, then so be it. You know I/we want you to be happy and peaceful.

    Slow down the 'running' and begin to enjoy your view.

  12. Just do what you feel like when you feel like doing it. I have been feeling the same as you about blogging for sometime now. But I post now and then and I am sure you and I both will at sometime in the future get going again and enjoy our blogs. I enjoy your blog but because I enjoy so many blogs it takes me awhile to get around to visiting them all. I figure visiting when I can and posting when I can is better than never. Hugs sweet Joanne.

  13. If you have tried to stop by my blog lately, you can see that I must share your feelings! I haven't been on line for several months, but I check yours often! I just haven't had that much to share lately, I guess, or I have been too lazy to even do it! Not sure why. Have been busy, and love my retired life, but please don't stop blogging, as I love to hear what you have been up to!

  14. A blog should not be a chore. It can be an open book to our lives if we choose. A diary. A newsreel. A comic strip.
    If our lives are busy then we don't have much time for doing things we want to blog about. If they are not busy we have nothing to talk about either. Catch 22.

  15. I can certainly relate Jojo. Many times I have thought about it. I know it isn't something I will continue forever, but maybe a bit longer. I'm feeling rather lazy these days :)
    Sending you hugs of love sweet blogging friend...


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