Oct 25

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The right words at the right time

What a week.

Last week I wrote about some deep processing and healing that I’d been through as a result of a book I’d read, Rita Gigante’s The Godfather’s Daughter.

The view from here…

At the time, I thought I’d worked through the bulk of what had come up.  I thought that particular ride around the roller coaster was done.

Turns out, I was just on that little straight-away before the car starts climbing to an even higher peak and an even steeper stomach-dropping ride.

The last week has been extremely intense and emotionally exhausting.  Today I sat with a friend and shared some of what has been going on.  I told her that while I know this is really important and deep healing that’s going on, I feel like I’m falling down in other parts of my life.  I haven’t been present for some friends who have needed support, and I haven’t been doing a particularly good job at work.

My friend took my hand and responded, “That’s exactly the way it should be.  Sometimes you just have to let everything else go for a little while.”

They were exactly the right words at the right time.  It was exactly what I needed to hear to forgive myself for the judgments I’d been making about myself.  Thanks Elisa.

I know some of you will read this and worry about me, so let me say this – there is absolutely nothing wrong.  I am certain that the intensity of this experience is in direct proportion to its depth and healing power.  And, knowing how things go in my life, there’s a pretty good chance that it will end up being a book at some point.  🙂

On another subject, a reader sent in this picture saying that her daughter had made it and it makes her smile.  I can see why!  Thanks Cathy!  🙂

Today’s miracle: True friends are people who show up to say exactly the right words at the right time.

Rollercoaster image found here.

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Charlotte

    Ahh, beautiful. It’s amazing the power a few simple words can have in our lives, especially when they come from those nearest and dearest to us. I wish you much love, light, and healing during this time and hope you know/realize that though this may be an intensely emotional time for you, there IS a reason you are experiencing these things, even if they don’t always make sense on the surface. And love today’s miracle. What a perfect way to wrap up this post. XOXO and all the best for a wonderful weekend.
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    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Charlotte! I really appreciate your support. 🙂

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