Life is beautiful for us … for some not so … for others it was until life intervened …
We are so lucky … has anyone experienced homesickness … what does it mean? Missing home, or family, or friends, or all three – and then there's our emotions that affect us so profoundly.
I left home – the home that was security – yet exploring beyond my own realms was actually beyond my own imagination …
|Victoria Falls with its bridge|
I made life easy so used the same language – was able to engage with like-minded people, though different … but I missed home; I couldn't go back – well I could, but I had to give myself a chance living overseas.
Within the environment I embraced … things were much the same … the humour, the music, the books, and yet new memories would be created … I was not going to be culturally bereaved.
|Our maternal homeland|
(I always miss it!)
Now I am back home – in the country I was born in ... and have that freedom that comes from being in a safe place … there are other adjustments that others cannot easily make …
But I can learn … and need to learn to appreciate others' ways of life – the whys and hows of how others think about life away from their roots …
|Look at the other side|
of life too
When my mother was in her last years in a nursing centre … I became more aware of how others' felt – in other words how I was feeling – not being completely in control, as I needed to be with my mother, rather than worry too much about myself.
There are two sides of a hand … the palm, or the dorsal side … I learnt that if someone was frustrating me – I needed to rethink … and used my hand as a metaphor to change my thinking.
|Others' lives are in our hands|
It has made my life easier for me – I can adjust … Life is beautiful – yet it needs to be for all peoples of the world … as a child we are (or should be) born into a positive world … where compassion and thoughtfulness abound – each person helping, caring and understanding the other …
Our world is becoming 'upsy-down', horrific for many, sad for others … so many are homesick yearning for what was …
|Courtesy of: NHS Tayside Mental Health|
Let's help each other have hope – and allow them time to create their own life of beauty …
Ugliness and cruelty are unnecessary
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