“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Such a beautiful quote from a beautiful and caring woman. I have always found great solace in the writings of Elizabeth Kubler Ross. I've read all of her books and have found that all of them touch your heart while teaching you how to live. She was truly a special person.
Hubby went to his first support group yesterday. When I asked how it went his response was, "Well, it's only my first meeting. Let me try it for a few times, and I'll let you know." Knowing hubby like I do, that's telling me he probably won't go back. And perhaps he 'really' didn't like this meeting. There is still the other one to try. And last night I discussed the volunteer opportunities with him. It is hard to pull yourself out of 'hermit' mode. The fact is, he REALLY wants to work so perhaps volunteering someplace a couple of days a week will be good for him. He'll feel productive again.
Hubby's retirement was a forced retirement. He didn't choose to retire. His health literally made it impossible for him to work anymore. I retired because of my health, as well, but mine was by choice. I probably could have hung on longer, but the stress I was facing at work was playing havoc on my blood pressure...and it was getting harder and harder to climb those subway stairs. The difference between us was that if I had been able to find employment here in Brooklyn on the bus route, I may still be working. Hubby doesn't have that choice.
When the television came off the wall and crashed on the floor this weekend, it took the screws with it and left four small holes in the wall. The super plastered it, but couldn't find matching pain in the basement. So, we originally planned on painting the one wall a different color. But, after his meeting, hubby stopped at the store and bought the above to hang on the wall behind the television. He texted me two different wall hangings, but I chose this one. It is the sun and its rays shining outward. The Sun is the symbol of love, light and energy, and the sun's rays have the power to heal.
Well, that's about it for today. I'm off this morning to my WW meeting. It feels good to be finally taking control over what I put in my body rather that allowing my body to control me. Have a good one.