Some excerpts from one of my go-to books when I feel weary and hopeless; Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist.
“There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place.”
“We sometimes choose the most locked up, dark versions of the story, but what a good friend does is turn on the lights, open the window, and remind us that there are a whole lot of ways to tell the same story.”
“I believe that suffering is part of the narrative, and that nothing really good gets built when everything's easy. I believe that loss and emptiness and confusion often give way to new fullness and wisdom.”
“...sometimes the happiest ending isn't the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are.”
I have it on cd and have it looping in my car.
It's like medicine for the heart.