Suck It Up!

Linda Poitras By Linda Poitras, 17th Oct 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you have fallen and feel like giving up because you've fallen too often? Please join me! You're not alone. You'll never be alone.

Good morning my dear friends ...

I have an important message this morning.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable ... the more the merrier!

Settled? Alright ....

First of all I want to tell you something very important.

You're not alone.

I know you've fallen. I know you've fallen hard. This may be your hardest fall yet so you're sitting there thinking there's no hope anymore. You're sitting there trying to get back up but you're just too tired.

My friend, I know how tired you must be. The days are endless, the nights longer still. You try to take a deep breath but it's been knocked out of you. You're in so deep you can't see light. You're in so deep you need a ladder and you don't know if there's one tall enough to get back up.

I know it ... I can see it ... you're thinking of giving up.

Don't move, I'm coming to you. I know you can't see me but I'm here.

Can I tell you something?

Please don't!

Don't give up

I see you beating yourself up! Stop! It doesn't matter that you've fallen. Doesn't matter why. Doesn't matter how. It doesn't define you. You'll conquer. Please pick yourself up.

No one is exempt from failure. Everybody falls. Shake it off. You've fallen and you probably will fall again. What are you going to do? From where I stand, you have 2 choices. You can stay there on your butt, which puts you in the perfect place to get kicked and walked on or get up and show some grace.

So you fell

Look around you. I'm right here. Who else is there? I believe in a higher power so I believe He never turns his back on you no matter what. You are never really alone here other than by choice. Don't let shame keep you isolated or thinking you are alone.

Oh my friend ... you may fall, you may feel weak ... but there is a hand reaching out for you. When you feel your emotions tearing you up and you don't know how to sort them out and clear your head ... look up ... ask for help. Really. There is no shame in asking for help.

Get up!

I've fallen many times. We all have. I have fallen hard. I mean really hard. Like so hard I broke and damaged. I walked and couldn't see what I was walking into so I tripped and fell again, each time deeper and deeper. At some point I felt like I died. I was in such a dark place for so long that when I woke up I found myself in another country and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how I got there.

I had to fight my way out. Don't make it harder on you than it needs to be. Listen to the voice that says: Hey! I'm right here, can't you see me? Take my hand! I'm here for you.

My friend ...

I'm telling you, don't let shame blind you of the love around. You're not perfect. I'm not perfect. No one is perfect. We all fall.

Here's a thought. Maybe, sometimes when we fall it's because we need to learn to not lean so much on our own ... sometimes, you have to learn to lean on someone. You know how the song goes ... Lean on me, when you're not strong ... And I'll be your friend ... I'll help you carry on

Now there's a song!

I'm making it today's song: Lean on me by Bill Withers.

Call on me, call on someone but call ... leave me a message, leave a message somewhere. Lean on someone. Open up. You'll quickly see, you're not alone.

Well my friends, it's time to go for a bit. I wish you all a good day. Be good to one another and don't take your freedom for granted because it's not a given for everyone to do so.

One more thing .... even if it's not always easy ...

SMILE! ... you've got grace! and you're on life's candid camera!


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author avatar Linda Poitras
I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. In 2004 I married my American Mr. Man and 2 years later we moved to isla Margarita, Venezuela

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