Life - a Short trip or a Long one?

This brought up tears when I saw it just now.Anyone else? Tap tap

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I can feel it…

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Oh yes, I feel it with eyes welling.

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My eyes well each time I look at it. There have been fun times for sure but on the whole it really hasn’t been much fun.
Boy that sounded like whining. I think it has to do with expectations plus PTSD. I’d rather focus on the fun times but these sad feelings did come up when I saw the picture regardless of how I’d like to feel.

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I hear you, Jean :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: It makes my heART feel good to see you having FUN now with your expressive drawings and AI art and photographing the bird’s nest outside your window. You’re definitely making up for lost fun!! :heart:

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I totally understand your feelings on this Jean. I share a similar feeling about my life. And I don’t think you were whining…you were simply expressing your felt truth and that’s always welcome and encouraged. If that’s not expressed and acknowledged…if it’s repressed then that’s far more deadly and harmful than any amount of whining is IMO.

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Thank you Glenn, I appreciate that you understand. Sorry you have a similar feeling about your life. I agree about not expressing and acknowledging our feelings but a part of me still remembers how, when I did express them, I was told to give it to Jesus or pray to God and everything would be healed. So unhelpful. I remember hearing “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.” I wasn’t trying to move a mountain of course but I was trying to feel more peaceful and have the panic lessen. Instead I started questioning religion and the Bible. I had faith the size of a mustard seed. Those things are small. I believed!! It did lead me on an interesting journey which I’m still on. I’m glad I’m allowing myself to say no more often, to be able to walk out of places and not stay feeling trapped (most of the time) and tap!!! Life is a journey for sure. Thank you for listening.

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