Newsletter Video 2.2: Solace

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“The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.

As long as this exists, and that should be forever, I know that there will be solace for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances. I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.” -Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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“There is such solace in the mere sight of water. It clothes us delicately in its blowing salt and scent, gossamer items that medicate the poor soul.” ―Sebastian Barry, On Canaan’s Side

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“Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.” -Randy Pausch

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“The true way to soften one’s troubles is to solace those of others.”
-Madame De Maintenon

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“Writing is the supreme solace.” -W. Somerset Maugham

Photos by Pixabay and Picmonkey.
Music by BenSound.com.

Thank you.

♥.

 

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Photo by Free-Photos, Pixabay.

“The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.

As long as this exists, and that should be forever, I know that there will be solace for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances. I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.”

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Photo by jclk8888, Pixabay

Special thanks to Brad2 for sharing the poem on KindSpring.org.

If I Had Known

Mary Carolyn Davies

If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have been more gentle and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.

If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.

 

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Photo “Sunlit Forest Path” by 44833, Pixabay

I was devastated, as I am sure you were, to read about another shooting last night in California.  My prayers and healing thoughts go out to the families who lost loved ones.

One of the antonyms to despair is comfort; another is encouragement.  I hope this quote is one you find as comforting as I have.  Joseph Campbell instructs us to follow our bliss.  Bill Phillips, in his book Transformation, wrote an entire chapter about how finding our “why” is the keystone for everything we do.

What is your “why”?

May your heart find a way back to peace today.

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