Sunday Inspiration: Mend A Broken Heart
Broken hearts are all too common in life: broken hearts over a failed relationship, a lost job, a personal failure, a defeated dream, illness, the death of a loved one.
Sadness and anguish are a natural part of life, but most of us are woefully ignorant of how to overcome a broken heart, how to learn from our defeats, and how to achieve happiness in the face of failure.
I recently came across this excellent blog that is helpful — and inspirational — to me, and I hope will be for you.
Take a few moments to read it and see if it works for you: mending a broken heart.
And if you do not have a broken heart now, be sure to save it, just in case.
How have you mended a broken heart?
Image: Broken Heart Grunge by Nicolas Raymond at Flickr
I have had to mend a broken heart or two… Sometime it takes a little longer, but I have always come out strong on the other side of it… And gone on to bigger and better things..
Which is a lesson for all of us, Kathleen. Thanks for sharing.
There was a time, long, long ago, when I had a broken heart- I felt it break, it made my breath stop, I cried non stop for several days, just sat in the middle of my bed for days and did nothing but stare.I am not sure what got me out of that bed and moving again, but I do remember telling myself, this is a pain I never want to feel again. I most likely avoided closeness for many years, because of that pain.
Then, another event happened, years after, and I felt that crack inside, but was able to handle it better, as it was like a best buddy by then. I had a harder time functioning, tho-I guess it is the numbness inside-and the brain cannot relate to it, when a friend stopped by and reminded me of a Bible story- I cannot remember it perfect now, but I bet you can put your finger on it- something along the lines of- Come to Me all you who are broken hearted. Something about open arms and comfort and promising a room has been set aside for me.Anyway…..that snapped me out of the funk…I carry that with me always-I need to look it up again to get it correct!
But..I do know, I most likely have one more time in Life for that crack to happen inside- I dearly love my husband…and we are getting older..you know where my mind is going on this.. I can only hope, if and when, I have one more broken heart,I will still carry that Bible story with me,and can survive it.
Thank you for sharing, Sue Ann. The Bible verse you’ve mentioned (or a very similar one) is sung in Handel’s Messiah as a soprano solo. Here’s a link to a Youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1vQ1vL_65A. It’s a lovely song, a lovely sentiment.
That’s the one!