Category Archives: Widow Steps

Little tid bits, journal type entries, random thoughts about being alone. About being a widow

Friday Favorite: Day 33 of 365 Days of Motivation

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell Whether your dream was the picket fence and 2 kids with the mini van … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 23 of 365 Days of Motivation

“God never intended you to go through something and get nothing out of it. He intended that every time you go through a test, for you to come out of it with something else on your boat that you never … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 12 of 365 Days of Motivation

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” –Thomas Merton   When something terrible happens, we want to know why.  That question occupies your days and your nights. It’s hard to have … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: I’ve Learned…

Preface: This was written just over a year ago. I have always liked this piece. For me, it is simple and to the point. When we grieve, we go back and forth between emotions (stages) and we get sort of … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 16

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” — Bern Williams Life can’t be lived in reverse; we can’t change history. All we can do is the best we know how with what we have been handed. … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Mantra, War Cry…Same Thing

Most who know me, and many of you who read this blog, have noticed I find, create and live by different words, poems, or quotes. I don’t go around looking for words to live by. Instead, they seem to find … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Courage, No Better Friend (early edition)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill ____________________________ Courage is an ever-changing, ever faithful friend. Courage is always admirable, yet sometimes, remains elusive. Its form may change to … Continue reading

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Day 54: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.  –Ambrose Redmoon   There will be few times more terrifying than this. Sometimes the fear is intense and sometimes … Continue reading

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Day 53: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.   –Anais Nin American Author Not many would equate healing as a widow with beginning … Continue reading

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Day 52: 365 Days of Motivation for Widows

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.  –Alfred A. Montapert Today will be hard. It will be hard if it happened yesterday. It will be almost just as bad if it was five years ago. It gets better, but holidays … Continue reading

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