Monday, 2 March 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Choosing our responses


When my husband's position was made redundant almost two (!) years ago, we took some time to choose our response. Within a few months, we were in Italy for the northern summer, and the photo above was taken high in the hills of Molise.  As a result, we have a lifetime of memories, and at least two new friends from Slovenia.

When we couldn't have children, we could have retreated inside ourselves, and taken the view that our lives would forever be "lesser." Instead, we grieved then said good-bye to our grief. Herein lies our growth, and our freedom.






12 comments:

  1. dear Mali,
    how lovely it is to read this post that brings many lovely memories back.
    lots of love from sLOVEnia,
    Klara

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  2. What a wonderful reminder that we are ultimately in control of how we respond to what life presents us. Mali, you continue to inspire.

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  3. Soooo Lovely!!
    in so many many ways.
    Thank you for sharing this....
    I am in awe of you

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  4. Great quote, great photo, great commentary. :) thanks, Mali!

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  5. Love this! And needed it today (more rejections, which have put me into a funk). Thank you for this amazing reminder!

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  6. Beautiful photo (mine never come out like that!) and beautiful thoughts!

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  7. Gorgeous photo of a gorgeous memory. I love the idea of grieving, and then saying good-bye to your grief. Love it!

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  8. I love what you did with the quiet space between the stimulus and response.

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  9. I love the photo you chose from your personal collection and from your trip to Italy to pair with the quote. Beautiful. It is that mindset that I am trying to capture while in a space of limbo.

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  10. So appreciate this sentiment. To freedom and growth!! xo

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