Grief Is Love

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Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go.
All My Loose Ends

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It Is What It Is

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I remind myself that each and everything that is happening in my life is happening because it must. Because that is the order of things. Because that is what is and so I choose to accept that it is happening. So that I can choose how I will respond to it with as much of my being as possible. I choose what I will make of the events of my life. I choose what these occurrences will mean for my growth.

Happy new year from The Lilac Road!

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