To those who are frustrated, giving up, and losing interest in life

My Grandma is sick, as in really sick (in a critical condition).   Despite her pain, when she is conscious she smiles and giggles..  as usual she is keen on teaching me lessons to live with.

Refuse to fall down

If you cannot refuse to fall down

Refuse to stay down

lift your heart toward heaven like a hungry beggar

ask that it be filled and it will be filled.

You may be pushed down

You may be kept from rising

But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven-only you.

It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear

The one who says nothing good came of this is not yet listening

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Published in: on May 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm  Comments (12)  

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother, but I like the postive message of your post.

  2. Not to be IS NOT an option…
    God Bless both of you

  3. Slamdunk: thank you 😀
    Mohaly: it sure isn’t..God bless you dear.

  4. Alf alf sallama!

  5. rabena y3afeeha ya rab.

    and I know about the giggles, those grandmas and grandpas are just one of the most amazing things in this life.

    rabena ye7fazlena 7abayebna kollena 🙂

  6. ur grandma has a soul that shines in the dark moments , rabenna ye7fazha

  7. سلمتها
    اللهم امنحها الثبات والصمود لتتخطي المرض
    اللهم امنحكم القوة لادخال السرور علي قلبها
    والامل برحمة الله
    اللهم اشفها وعافها

  8. Salametha Alf salama w rabena yeshfeeha isA ..
    And a million thanks to you and to her 🙂
    Because she inspired you to write this, it’s very motivating.. it really helped me a lot as I so much need the motivation and was on the verge of really falling down. Thank you :))

  9. Alf salama, rabena yeshfeeha wey3afeeha

  10. Sorry to hear about your grandmother, i knwo how hard these moments are, but she is always near you with her little words in you head and she will always be.

  11. Thank you very much guys…pray for her, she is not getting better..but she is currently stable el7amdolelah.
    I am keeping the faith and hope..and believe eno isa rabena haysheel 3anha.

  12. This is the first post I read over here 😦
    I so sorry for your grandma
    However I admire the spirit way too much 🙂

    Here, you might like this 🙂

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