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Dec 17, 2022Liked by Debbie Russell

Oh!

This is beautiful and vulnerable.

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Thanks. ❤️

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Dec 16, 2022Liked by Debbie Russell

Sharing, writing…it’s all healing. Hugs my friend.

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Thanks for reading Mary…and for all your good counsel. ❤️

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Dec 16, 2022Liked by Debbie Russell

Debbie,

Your tears are a release, letting go of exhaustion while celebrating completion of a demanding task. I know you know this, but it doesn’t all have to be done at once. Just today I commented that one of the joys of retirement is time is your friend. I spent 20 mins scraping ice but than stopped to rest. Use time to your benefit. Whatever your health issues may be, I hope they are manageable. You’re more of a mighty oak than a droopy elm.

Cheers!!

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Many times this week I have expressed gratitude for the time to tackle it in (mostly) manageable chunks! Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement my friend. 😊

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Dec 16, 2022Liked by Debbie Russell

The way you described the snowfall on the various tree species connected with me deeply.

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Thanks Jody! I’m working hard to improve my descriptions. 😊

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Dec 17, 2022Liked by Debbie Russell

This is so beautiful - both your description of the winter landscape and your descriptions of your fears about the sturdiness of your body.

I have to bend and change so much since I developed chronic fatigue in 2014. But I still feel strong in my heart and soul. I don't know what kind of tree I am, but my branches have bent without breaking. (When I was younger, I compared myself to an oak tree, but I don't know enough about oak trees to know if that would be appropriate).

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Thank you so much for your comment, Cynthia. The photo I shared includes red oak trees and while they have bent under the weight of the snow, they have not broken. I think you should continue to compare yourself to an oak! :) I wish you all the best.

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I feel you dear friend ❤️

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You’ve done your share of bending my friend! ❤️

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We both have😘 Sometimes we feel broken, but if we’re still here, there is hope for healing. I’m sending your body and spirit love and positive energy.

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